By Matt Farr

Three of West Ham’s key first team players are set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines – and fans on Twitter are devastated.

Jack Sullivan, son of co-chairman David Sullivan, revealed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that key trio Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang and Winston Reid were all set for lengthy spells on the sidelines.

The setback could not have come at a worse time for West Ham, who are 12th in the league and without a win in five league games.

The trio have been arguably three of West Ham’s top performers in what has been a below-par season for the east London club in the Premier League.

Reid and Obiang were both casualties during West Ham’s 3-2 defeat to Leicester on Saturday, while Antonio was ruled out after a post-match assessment.

Sullivan confirmed the trio are now likely to miss the next couple of weeks, which could see them miss out on crucial fixtures against Hull, Arsenal, Swansea and Sunderland.

Yet while both Reid and Antonio could return before the end of the campaign, Obiang, meanwhile, is not likely to play again this season.

The triple injury setback sent West Ham fans into meltdown on Twitter, as they took to social media to vent their frustrations.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/TheNebHD/status/843776858541998080

https://twitter.com/TBGWestHam/status/843781753860952064

According to Sullivan, Antonio is set to miss the next three to four weeks with a hamstring injury, while Reid is set for a scan later this week; but could be out for up to six weeks.

Obiang, meanwhile, is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

In other West Ham team news, David Sullivan has sent an honest message to fans after the Leicester capitulation.

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