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30th Nov, 2016 | 11:17am

West Ham 26-year-old suffers another injury setback - report

By Dominic Toner

West Ham forward Diafra Sakho will be out of action for six weeks, according to Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old was taken off in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday and his bad luck with injuries has continued.

Sky Sports report that the striker will be out with six weeks due to a thigh injury, as cited by their official Twitter account.

Sakho had recently made his comeback from a long-term back injury in the club’s 3-2 defeat against Spurs and started the league game against United.

The forward enjoyed a fantastic start as he scored the opening goal after just two minutes, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a first-half equaliser.

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The Hammers travel to Old Trafford again on Wednesday night of face United in the EFL Cup quarter-finals and will be without Sakho.

Andy Carroll is in contention to make his comeback from injury and manager Slaven Bilic has been unfortunate this season.

Summer loan signings Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri have failed to make an impact in the first-team and their lack of goals leaves West Ham just a point above the relegation zone in 16th.

Sakho’s absence will be another huge blow to Bilic and the Senegal international can be a clinical finisher when fit.

He has scored an impressive 20 goals in just 52 appearances for West Ham since he joined in 2014 from French side FC Metz.

In other West Ham team news, this 27-year-old must be fast-tracked into the starting XI against Manchester United.