By Joe Ellis

2nd Oct, 2022 | 5:10pm

West Ham United in nervous wait as Maxwel Cornet set for Monday scan

West Ham United will have to wait until Monday to find out the extent of Maxwel Cornet’s injury sustained against Wolves, according to Claret and Hugh.

The 26-year-old started against Bruno Lage’s side in the Saturday evening kick-off and looked lively until he was forced off in the 34th minute to be replaced by Pablo Fornals.

The medical staff at Rush Green have so far been unable to diagnose the problem, expected to be his calf, and will now have to wait until Monday when the Ivorian goes for a scan to unearth the answers.

David Moyes confirmed that it was more likely to be his calf than his ankle, which he has had problems with before, but he had not had the chance to talk to his medical staff fully about the injury.

West Ham take on Anderlecht on Thursday with Cornet now likely to be a doubt for that game while he could also miss the following weekend’s game against Fulham in the Premier League.


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This is really bad news for Moyes who made a conscious effort to get his star-studded list of summer signings into the starting XI where possible for the visit of Wolves.

Cornet offers a completely different outlet and threat from the left-hand side with his pace and power much more likely to frighten the opposition than Pablo Fornals’ trickery, who came on for the Ivorian.

Michail Antonio could prove to be a left-field choice to fill the void left by Cornet now that Gianluca Scamacca has started to find his feet up front for the Hammers.

Had the injury happened later in the game, he may have even been the man to come on but he was not quite fit to play that long having only just arrived back on UK soil after international duty with Jamaica.

All fingers will now be firmly crossed at the London Stadium that Cornet is not out for a long time, even if it means missing the next couple of games as a precaution.