By Saikat Mandal

25th Feb, 2022 | 8:10pm

West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks has picked up groin injury

West Ham will take on Wolves in their next Premier League game on Sunday (27 February) at the London Stadium.

Ahead of the match, David Moyes has confirmed (25 February) that Ryan Fredericks has picked up a groin injury, but it is too serious.

The Hammers are missing Angelo Ogbonna for the rest of the season, while Arthur Masuaku is out with a knee injury.

Vladimir Coufal has recently gone under the knife to cure his hernia problems and he is reportedly expected to be out for six weeks.

Moyes said, as quoted by Football London: “We are okay, Coufal had a hernia operation and will be out for a few weeks, other than that Ogbonna with his ACL and Masuaku with a knee injury which we are trying to get him back other than that not too bad.

“I am the one who makes the calls. Ryan picked up a groin strain, not too bad, but we have Ben who is a young and progressing player and he has done really really well, left-back, right-back and done well and we like him a lot.”

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Fredericks has struggled with injuries at West Ham. He has recently returned to full fitness and started against Newcastle in the previous game.

It seems, he has picked up yet another injury, although it doesn’t look like he would be out for long.

In the absence of Coufal and Fredericks, Moyes will look to keep faith in Johnson who has been simply brilliant this season.

Fredericks has a contract at the club till the end of the season, and it is highly unlikely that he would be given a new deal.

Meanwhile, West Ham must win this game to keep their top-four hopes alive.

The Hammers have been struggling for form and consistency in recent months, but it is upto Moyes to find a way. They have picked up just one win in their last five Premier League games.  

In other West Ham news, the club want to sign a ‘Brilliant’ Chelsea player who will tick a major box for David Moyes

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