Expert makes 'huge' Maxwel Cornet claim after West Ham latest
Maxwel Cornet’s persistent setbacks and injuries this season will be “frustrating” David Moyes at West Ham given the pressure he is under.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis, speaking exclusively to Football Insider.
Cornet has managed just 86 minutes of Premier League football for the Hammers since joining the club for £17.5million from Burnley in the summer.
His latest appearance for the Irons was in early October against Wolves when he was substituted off just after the half-hour mark with an injury.
Moyes revealed in December that Cornet was “breaking down” with his calf injury, and added that Cornet has been seeing specialists in France to try and accelerate his comeback.
But a return date still looks far away for Cornet, and Dinnery believes his time on the sidelines has only added to the pressure on Moyes’ shoulders.
“The incident that caused Cornet’s current injury came against Wolves and at the time looked innocuous and minor,” Dinnery told Football Insider.
“But the player has suffered setback after setback with a number of bad reactions and that is a huge worry.
“Cornet would have wanted to come back and hit the ground running after the World Cup break but instead he was sent to France to see more specialists for his injury.
“He’ll be frustrating David Moyes at West Ham this season, as the Scot brought him in to alleviate goalscoring stress, but all he has done is add to the pressure.
“The hardest part about Cornet’s situation is that it becomes incredibly hard to predict when he’ll be back.“