By Danny Mills

2nd Feb, 2020 | 8:00am

'Something isn't quite right...genetically'- Exclusive: Danny Mills verdict on West Ham big name

Danny Mills has claimed there is obviously something wrong with the genetic and physiological makeup of injury-plagued West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the 28-year-old’s dreadful run of injuries is a matter of misfortune as opposed to anything he is doing wrong.

Wilshere is facing another spell on the sidelines while he undergoes a hernia operation, with Football Insider revealing yesterday he is not expected to play again this season.

But Mills believes that he should be given sympathy rather than criticism for his repeated absences.

“It’s injury after injury after injury for Jack Wilshere,” he told Football Insider. 

“I can’t remember the last time he played. It’s difficult.

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“It’s tough when the player’s got so much ability, but obviously there’s something that just isn’t quite right, whether that be genetically or whatever it is, and he keeps picking up these injuries. You’d have to say, he’s been at several different clubs, and that’s not changed.

“Sometimes players are predisposed to picking up injuries more than others. It’d be too easy to say ‘it’s Jack Wilshere’s fault, he doesn’t live correctly’, I don’t believe that in the slightest.”

Wilshere has managed just 16 appearances for the Hammers since joining from Arsenal in July 2018, and has registered just one goal and one assist during that spell.

During his first season with the Irons in 2018/19, Wilshere suffered an ankle injury that required surgery and ruled him out for a total of 31 matches, while this season he has played just 175 minutes in the Premier League.

In other West Ham news, details revealed of Hammers bid for Jarrod Bowen after gatecrash.