Injury blow as West Ham 29-year-old a fresh doubt for Leicester clash - reliable journalist
By Will Butcher
Robert Snodgrass could miss West Ham’s clash against Leicester City on Saturday as he has a knee injury assessed, according to a reliable journalist.
Injury analyst Ben Dinnery, who works for Sky Sports and ESPN, claimed on his personal Twitter account that Snodgrass was to be assessed ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Snodgrass to be assessed after playing through the pain barrier at Bournemouth: “I twisted my ankle and stretched my ligaments." #WHUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 13, 2017
Snodgrass, 29, revealed to the Daily Mirror after last weekend’s loss to Bournemouth that he was not fully fit after coming off the bench against the Cherries during the 3-2 loss.
“I twisted my ankle and stretched my ligaments (against Chelsea),” Snodgrass said. “But we only had defenders and a centre midfielder on the bench.
“You have to try to push through that pain barrier for your teammates. But I couldn’t really push off with any force.”
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Snodgrass had 10 stitches put in his knee after the 2-1 loss to Chelsea last Monday, before replacing captain Mark Noble in the 58th minute on Saturday.
However, the former Leeds winger may have hampered his recovery by playing when not fully fit against Eddie Howe’s side, and is now a doubt to face Premier League champions Leicester.
The Hammers took the lead at the Vitality Stadium through Michail Antonio, after Josh King and Benik Afobe missed penalties.
However, Norway international King made up for his miss with a superb hat-trick, which proved too much for Andre Ayew’s third goal in claret and blue.
Snodgrass joins Diafra Sakho and Angelo Ogbonna in the treatment room, while Gokhan Tore has returned to parent club Besiktas after being ruled out for the rest of the season.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers have made a decision on the future of this 30-year-old.