By Ben Dinnery

12th Apr, 2022 | 6:00pm

West Ham news: Medical expert reveals if Kurt Zouma will play v Lyon after 'concerning' update

It is unlikely that West Ham centre-back Kurt Zouma will recover from an ankle injury in time for Thursday’s (14 April) meeting with Lyon.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Zouma, 27, limped off before half-time in the Hammers’ 2-0 defeat at Brentford last Sunday (10 April).

David Moyes confirmed after the match that the Frenchman would be sent for a scan ahead of the Lyon clash, as relayed by the Evening Standard.

Zouma has played every minute of the Irons’ Europa League knockout matches so far.

But Dinnery is not optimistic that the Lyon-born defender will be fit for the quarter-final second leg in his hometown.

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“It’s a concern,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“He’s fairly robust and doesn’t depart the field unless there is something particularly painful and worrisome going on

“The quick turnaround between games is always going to be hard. Even if he was able to be patched up, you’ve got to be thinking of the wider picture.

“They are playing Thursday-Sunday and are going to want to carry on the push for European places in the league.

“It’s difficult for Moyes because it’s a huge, huge game. But I struggle to see him making this game.”

The Hammers go into the clash at Parc Olympique level after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw in East London last Thursday (8 April).

Zouma has scored once in 27 appearances in all competitions this season.

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