Bilic gives injury update on Antonio after West Ham defeat v Tottenham
By Harvey Byrne
Manager Slaven Bilic has told that attacking star Michail Antonio’s injury is different to his prior one and that he will have a scan to see the damage caused.
Antonio, 27, started the clash at the London stadium between Tottenham and West Ham before being brought off after just 28 minutes due to a groin injury.
The uncapped Englishman also missed the season opening 4-0 defeat with Manchester United due to a hamstring injury, which had also forced him out of the final six matches of the 2016-17 season.
Now, Bilic has told that Antonio’s new injury is different to the one he suffered towards the end of last season and that he will now go for a scan before a proper diagnosis.
“It’s not the same spot as before,” told Bilic, as quoted by Football. London.
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“It’s a groin, he fell a bit. I just spoke to him, he didn’t pull it big time but we have to scan it first to see how big it is, how bad it is.”
Antonio has been a frequent star in the West Ham team since his move from Nottingham Forest two years a go.
He has since returned a fine 18 goals and 10 assists in 74 appearances for the club and was even named the Hammer of the Year for the last campaign.
Now, supporters will be hoping that his injury is not too serious after their slow start to the 2017-18 Premier League season which has left them in 18th place after six games.
In other West Ham news, Harry Kane gave his verdict on the Hammers after their weekend defeat.