By James Murray

21st Nov, 2023 | 1:40pm

West Ham United source speaks out as fresh injury news emerges today: 'Absolutely killing us'

West Ham star Jarrod Bowen is set to see a specialist after picking up a knock to his knee while away on international duty, according to Claret and Hugh.

The Hammers insider revealed on its website on Tuesday (21 November) that a club source has said the England international’s knee is “not quite right” and the 26-year-old could be missing for “days or longer”.

There is better news on Michail Antonio, though, as the 33-year-old could be back in action “within a month” after he picked up a knee ligament injury while playing for Jamaica against Canada on Saturday (18 November).

“Bowen is seeing an expert as his knee is not quite right,” said the club source. “It has fluid on it and he could be missing for days or longer – we are waiting to see what the expert says. The internationals are absolutely killing us.”

Mixed news

There is mixed news for West Ham after those two developments as it looks like both Bowen and Antonio are set to miss some time over the next few weeks.

It will be disappointing to hear that the former could be out for more than just the Burnley game on Saturday (25 November) as he is imperative to David Moyes’s plans.

While Antonio is also an important player for the Scotsman, his influence on the side hasn’t been quite as effective so far this season.

The forward will be relieved to hear that he isn’t set for a long spell on the sidelines, though, after it was originally feared he could be out for the next few months.

It will be an anxious wait for the Irons to hear what the situation is with Bowen as his absence could have a detrimental effect on their hopes of picking some positive results over the next few weeks.

In other West Ham news, a journalist has detailed how likely a former Irons favourite is to replace David Moyes.