West Ham United insiders share brand new Jarrod Bowen update
West Ham United “insiders” have played down the injury suffered by Jarrod Bowen on international duty with England, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reported on its website (20 November) that the knee injury that saw the winger ruled out of the Three Lions clash with North Macedonia was much more of a precaution, rather than a serious knock picked up in training.
Bowen has returned to the Hammers’ training ground at Rush Green for further assessments after the injury, but sources say that his withdrawal from Gareth Southgate’s squad was entirely precautionary, with hope that he will not be sidelined.
It does remain to be seen whether or not the 26-year-old will be fit in time to feature in the Irons clash with Burnley on Saturday (25 November), with Michail Antonio set for an extended spell on the sidelines having picked up an injury while with Jamaica.
When news broke that Bowen has withdrawn from England’s squad a majority of West Ham supporters were immediately panicking as it has been nothing short of a disastrous week or so for the Hammers internationals this November.
Had Bowen been ruled out for a number of weeks or months, David Moyes would have been incredibly short of forward options, with the former Hull City man and Antonio out, it would have left only Danny Ings and Divin Mubama down the pecking order.
Ings has looked out of place in his incredibly limited first-team appearances this season while Mubama has barely stepped foot on a pitch with Moyes preferring to utilise Bowen in the central role when Antonio hasn’t been fit or ready to play.
While there is every chance that one of the two out-of-favour forwards could start at Turf Moor on Saturday should Bowen fail to make the cut for the first game after the international break, it doesn’t seem as though he will miss much action at all.
Hopefully, Moyes’ side will be able to build upon their win over Nottingham Forest before the break and get back up and running in the Premier League and Europe.