By Pranav Shahaney

23rd Dec, 2021 | 9:10pm

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell could be out for 6-12 weeks

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has a chipped bone in his back which is leading to severe pain, according to ExWHUemployee.

The Englishman was initially expected to feature v Spurs, but his “mystery” absence, led the Hammers insider to ask his sources at the club.

He said, “Following Aaron Cresswell’s absence from the Spurs game we decided to try and get an answer to his mystery injury.

“It appears that we have heard similar to what Claret and Hugh have just reported and the diagnosis is a chipped bone in his back and this is causing severe pain.”

The Claret and Hugh report that he cites claims that an injury of this magnitude could mean six to 12 weeks out, which means that in the worst-case scenario, he will be out for three months.

Big blow

West Ham’s defensive injuries are mounting and it seems like there’s a new player being unavailable with each passing game.

Angelo Ogbonna was the first to get injured, before Vladimir Coufal also missed out on a few weeks of football.

Then Kurt Zouma’s and Ben Johnson’s injuries followed and David Moyes would undoubtedly be having a headache at this point in time.

When he had all his players fit, one could see how well the Hammers were faring.

Now, he will have to find a way to deal without the “brilliant” Cresswell for at least the next few games.

Whether his injury sees the Hammers enter the market for a new left-back is anyone’s guess.

In other West Ham news, an ‘Impressive’ Irons sensation is in the frame to make his Premier League debut soon

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