West Ham enforcer James Collins has injured his hamstring and will not play in Saturday’s Premier League game against Swansea, according to an insider.

ExWHUemployee, a solid source of West Ham information, posted the information on Twitter ahead of the official team announcement.

He also said that Angelo Ogbonna had pulled out sick, and that there would be one other tactical change.

Declan Rice and Winston Reid are the two players who will come in.

Saturday’s game is huge for West Ham, as they sit in 13th spot in the table and just three points above the relegation spots.

Football Insider verdict:

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This is a blow for West Ham just before a crucial six pointer at the bottom of the table. Rice and Reid are able deputies but West Ham fans will be worrying about the disruption so close to kick-off. There’s no word on the severity of the hamstring injury suffered by Collins but it’s another blow for the veteran defender in a season that’s been blighted by knocks.

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