Injury expert 'very worried' by Fredericks update at West Ham
Ryan Fredericks is set for up to” four weeks” on the sidelines but may have to wait even longer for another chance to impress West Ham boss David Moyes.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Fredericks broke down with an injury in the League Cup victory over Man United on 22 September.
That meant the right-back was unavailable for selection for the 2-1 victory over Leeds United three days later.
The 28-year-old has featured for a total of just 17 minutes in domestic competitions for West Ham this season.
Moyes told the club’s official website on 24 September of his “major concerns” over the defender’s repeat groin strain.
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Dinnery revealed that he shares Moyes’ concern for Fredericks, who might not have the chance to impress the manager again for quite some time.
“It’s not great,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“I think it’s the third groin-related injury he has reported in the last 11 or so months. He has also had a positive Covid test in that time.
“That makes me very worried. Historical data is a good indication of how long a player might be out and the problems he might have.
“The difficulty with Frederiks is that he has only had two Premier League minutes this season.
“There are players at West Ham who have had limited opportunities who want to go out and make an impression.
“Frederiks wanted to impress David Moyes but unfortunately he broke down fairly early in that game.
“Typically, with those groin problems we have seen in the past, the average return time has been about three to four weeks.
“Moyes has a good squad and Frederiks will just have to wait for that opportunity to impress the manager further down the line.”