By Pranav Shahaney

20th Nov, 2023 | 9:38pm

Injury Expert issues update on West Ham striker Michail Antonio

Injury Expert Ben Dinnery has issued an update on Michail Antonio ahead of the West Ham v Burnley game on Saturday, 25 November.

The Jamaica international has picked up a hamstring strain that rules him out of the Premier League clash.

No return date has been provided with the seriousness of the injury not yet known or revealed.


Antonio’s injury with a hamstring strain comes as a significant blow for West Ham as he has been the focal point of their attacking setup.

The Jamaican’s unique blend of strength, pace, and versatility makes him a standout performer and a crucial asset for the team.

His ability to operate as a striker, winger, or even in a deeper role provides West Ham with tactical flexibility that is hard to replicate.

One of the main concerns arising from his absence is the lack of a natural striker in the squad who can match Antonio’s skill set and impact.

While the Hammers may have alternative attacking options, none possess Antonio’s dynamic qualities and goal-scoring prowess.

His physicality and intelligent movement make him a constant threat to opposition defences and his absence leaves a void that could be challenging to fill adequately.

The timing of his injury adds additional pressure, considering the Hammers’ aspirations for a successful campaign.

Antonio’s absence will undoubtedly be felt, highlighting the importance of securing depth and quality in the striker position for the club’s sustained success.

In other West Ham news, a BBC pundit has admitted that he’ll come out of retirement just to play with a West Ham star after what he did recently.