By Anthony Onifade

20th Nov, 2023 | 8:10pm

West Ham United injury update emerges on Jarrod Bowen ahead of clash v Burnley

West Ham United star Jarrod Bowen is set to undergo scans to determine the severity of his knee injury before any decision can be made for Saturday’s clash at Burnley, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers journalists, writing on 20 November share that the Irons are uncertain about the severity of the injury he suffered while on duty with England as it is unusual for him to pick up such a blow, according to one club source.

Bowen has returned to the Hammers’ training ground at Rush Green for further assessments after the injury, but sources (Daily Mail, 20 November) say that his withdrawal from Gareth Southgate’s squad was entirely precautionary, with hope that he will not be sidelined.

However, according to Claret & Hugh, Bowen is set to undergo scans before any decisions can be taken regarding his availability for the Premier League clash at Turf Moor on Saturday (25 November).

Can’t face another blow

With fellow London Stadium star Michail Antonio potentially facing months out of action after his own knee injury, West Ham United simply cannot afford to lose Bowen also.

The England international is arguably the Hammers’ most pivotal and important commodity right now and after their recent form, losing him could well plunge them into turmoil.

With Bowen set to undergo scans to assess the knee injury, Moyes and his staff will be praying it isn’t a serious blow and that he is fit and ready to face off against Vincent Kompany’s men this weekend.

Eight goals in 12 Premier League games so far this season are contributions which cannot be replaced at East London right now, with Moyes suffering from a dryness in his current forward line.

Let’s hope his withdrawal from the England squad is a precautionary measure because Bowen’s absence could become a major dampener on their ambitions this season.

In other West Ham news, Danny Ings could be set to depart the London Stadium in January with a £40 million replacement identified