Medical expert: Craig Dawson's season may now be over amid 'worrying' West Ham latest
It is possible that West Ham defender Craig Dawson could miss the rest of the season with a calf injury.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Dawson, 32, was forced off 20 minutes from time in the Hammers’ 4-0 win over Norwich City last Sunday (8 May).
Irons boss David Moyes told club media after the game that the centre-back “took one in the calf.”
There has been no further update on Dawson’s condition ahead of the meeting with Man City on Sunday (15 May).
Dinnery pointed to Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin to illustrate how impact calf injuries can, in rare circumstances, keep players out of action for up to a month.
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“It’s an impact injury, which can be painful and lead to time-loss absences,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Wiliams.
“Allan Saint-Maximin had an impact calf injury and we didn’t see him back for around a month earlier in the season, for example.
“From what David Moyes described, there aren’t major concerns, although we can’t always read a lot into post-match comments.
“So, it is a worry, but the fact that it is an impact injury generally is more favourable than a pull or a strain. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Fan favourite Dawson has scored four times and laid on two assists in 48 outings this season.
His Hammers side are still in the hunt for European football and would move up into 6th place with a surprise victory over Man City.