West Ham manager David Moyes has revealed that Josh Cullen has been sent straight to hospital after having two teeth knocked out during the club’s FA Cup draw against Shrewsbury Town on Sunday.
The Hammers were held to a 0-0 draw away at their League One opposition, in a match which lacked attacking threat and there were few clear cut chances for either side.
One of the most notable incidents occurred during the second half, with 21-year-old midfielder Josh Cullen, making his first West Ham appearance of the season, crumpling to the floor after colliding with the shin of one of the home players.
Replays showed that Cullen had lost a tooth in the clash, leaving him with a bloodied mouth, although he returned to the pitch to see out the game.
However, Moyes has revealed that he was immediately sent to the hospital to receive treatment for the injury, while confirming that centre back Winston Reid had picked up a groin injury which saw him substituted with just four minutes of the tie to play in what will be a worrying update for fans.
Speaking to talkSPORT journalist Ian Abrahams, as uploaded on talkSPORT’s soundcloud account, he said: “Young Josh has had two teeth knocked out and they’ve sent him right to A&E to see if they can save them.
“Reidy just felt his groin kicking one near the end so it’s the sort of thing we don’t need, we certainly don’t need to add to it.”
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) January 7, 2018
Cullen spent the first half of the season on loan at Bolton Wanderers before returning for his first Hammers outing of the campaign, while Reid has been a regular in the senior squad with 19 appearances under his belt across all competitions.
The 29-year-old suffered a calf injury earlier in the season, while a hip muscle injury kept him out of action at the end of the last campaign.
In other West Ham news, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright have slammed the Hammers’ display in the FA Cup.