By Pranav Shahaney

20th Nov, 2023 | 7:10pm

West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek issues injury update

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has issued an update on his fitness after picking up an injury on international duty for the Czech Republic.

He bagged a goal in the 1-1 draw v Poland but also got hit with a boot on his face which was a painful blow.

He needed treatment on the field of play and revealed that he’s in talks with doctors to see what the best course of action is.

Ceske Noviny quoted him as saying, “The match in Poland was quite unpleasant. I’m glad that the doctors did a great job and I was able to finish the match. They sewed me up after the match. Of course, it’s not ideal, it’s better not to have it.

“Today [Sunday] in training I will train the way I am. Tomorrow in the match I’ll probably need to do something about it. I will talk to the doctors about the best option. Maybe we will try today to see how it goes so that I can prepare as best as possible for the match.”


West Ham will be fervently hoping for Soucek’s swift recovery from his concern sustained in the international break, especially considering his indispensable role in the team’s dynamic.

Despite not being a regular starter, Soucek has proven pivotal with his box-to-box midfield contributions and goal-scoring prowess.

His injury not only leaves a void in the squad but also diminishes West Ham’s midfield depth and versatility.

Soucek’s ability to break lines, win aerial duels, and contribute goals from midfield adds a unique dimension to their play.

His absence could disrupt the team’s balance and strategic options.

Given his impact, West Ham’s success often correlates with Soucek’s availability, making his fitness crucial even though he may not be a consistent starter, emphasising the importance of depth and reliability in a competitive football campaign.

In other West Ham news, a BBC pundit has admitted that he’ll come out of retirement just to play with a West Ham star after what he did recently.