By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Carl Jenkinson has been ruled out for the rest of the season by injury in a major blow to West Ham, it was revealed on Tuesday afternoon.
The on-loan Arsenal defender suffered a knee injury in the Hammers’ 2-2 draw against Manchester City last Saturday.
Results of scans on Jenkinson have revealed that the injury is more serious than initially thought and the player will not play for the rest of the campaign.
Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, revealed on social media site Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that the 23-year-old’s season is over.
“Carl Jenkinson’s injury is far more serious than we thought and he is out for the rest of the season,” wrote Sullivan junior.
This was later corroborated by co-owner David Gold, who said the Englishman, midway through a second consecutive season-long loan to West Ham, has played his last match for the east Londoners.
Carl Jenkinson’s injury is far more serious than we thought and he is out for the rest of the season.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) January 26, 2016
Carl Jenkinson has been ruled out for the rest of the season and will play no further games for West Ham. Shame. dg
— David Gold (@davidgoId_) January 26, 2016
Jenkinson has been on the fringes of the West Ham team in recent months after losing his regular starting place, with the Hammers also signing Sam Byram from Leeds last week for that position.
He returned to the team to face City but got injured after just 10 minutes of the match following a challenge with Sergio Aguero.
Jenkinson will now return to parent club Arsenal to begin his rehabilitation.