Medical insider: Jarrod Bowen has 'six-week' injury as gruesome West Ham pictures emerge
West Ham star Jarrod Bowen’s dislocated figure may not heal completely for up to six weeks.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Bowen, 25, scored the Hammers’ second goal after 54 minutes in the 2-0 win over Wolves at the London Stadium last Saturday (1 October).
But, as relayed by The Sun the following day, the attacker was pictured with a dislocated ring finger on his right hand around the hour mark.
The England hopeful had his finger snapped back into place by the Hammers medical team before strapping was applied.
He was able to see out the rest of the match as David Moyes’ side picked up their second league win of the season.
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Dinnery forecasts that, although the injury will not affect his availability, Bowen may need to be more cautious in training in the immediate future.
“The strapping is ‘buddy strapping’, which means you the finger to another non-injured finger,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“In terms of healing, it has very good success rates. He could wear that strapping for four to six weeks.
“Given his playing style, I’m sure there may be one or two instances that crop up in day-to-day training activities where he may want to be a little bit careful.
“But we’re not dealing with anything too serious here, although that initial pain won’t have been pleasant.”