By Will Butcher
West Ham fans have reacted with humour on Twitter after on-loan winger Gokhan Tore was ruled out for five weeks with a muscle injury.
The former Chelsea youth player is set for an extended stay on the sidelines after injuring his quadricep, adding to Slaven Bilic’s long list of injuries.
Tore, on loan from Bilic’s old side Besiktas, has struggled to make an impact in east London so far during his eight league and cup appearances for the Hammers this season.
Hammers blog Claret and Hugh claim that West Ham chiefs will look to negotiate and end to Tore’s loan deal in January if he fails to recapture his form, despite there being no clause in his contract which allows him to cut short a season long-loan deal.
Fans have reacted on Twitter in comical fashion, with many stating that the Hammers have more of a chance of winning with Tore in the stands.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— TFS Hammers (@TFS_Hammers) October 10, 2016
The Gokhan Tore nightmare continues, no wonder it looked like he could hardly move. Feel sorry for the guy but can't seem him here too long
— Kim P (@KimWHU) October 10, 2016
I shouldn't be happy but gokhan tore being injured is the best news #WHUFC
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) October 11, 2016
West Ham's prospects brighten as reports say Gokhan Tore out for 5 weeks…… #WHUFC
— Punkhammer (@PunkHammer) October 11, 2016
@TheSunFootball to be perfectly honest will not really miss him.
— Doug Tooley (@doug_tooley) October 10, 2016
@TheSunFootball trust me this is a good thing
— James Rowland (@Millsy_whu) October 10, 2016
@97MDE at long last, some good news for West Ham. Gokhan Tore is injured.
— Dan Williams (@DanMarkWilliams) October 11, 2016
Absolutely devastating that Gokhan Tore will be out for about 5 weeks.
I wish it was longer.
— Aran (@AranNicolWHUFC) October 10, 2016
The injury to Tore has now left the Hammers short of options on the wings, with just Dimitri Payet, Sofiane Feghouli and Michail Antonio recognised as wide midfielders.
The Hammers next face Pardew’s Palace on Saturday in the Premier League’s tea-time kick off, as they look to end their dismal run of games that has seen them win just once in seven Premier League encounters.
In other West Ham team news, chairman David Gold has given an injury update on three senior players.