West Ham United could be without Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang for the rest of the season after the player underwent surgery on an injury, according to a report.
Football.London states that the 25-year-old has had an operation to repair medial knee ligament damage as a result of a tough tackle against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup at the end of January.
The Hammers lost the game 2-0 but the news of Obiang’s setback will come as a massive blow to the Irons hopes of staying in the Premier League this season, particularly in the aftermath of the weekend’s capitulation at Brighton and Hove Albion – going down 3-1.
It was a result which puts West Ham back into a critical position – 12th in the table – but more concerning is the fact that they are now just three points above the relegation zone.
The Hammers are also in the midst of an injury crisis, with a growing list of absentees (particularly in attack), their plight is beginning to look all the more precarious.
It makes the decision to allow Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho leave the club in the January transfer window all the more questionable.
Watford are next in line for David Moyes’ West Ham and a win over their London counterparts will give them a bit of breathing space for the time being.
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