Filed: Monday, 17th August 2009
By: Staff Writer
Luis Boa Morte may never play for West Ham again after he admitted that his recent injury could keep him out for the rest of the season.
The Portuguese winger - who is in the final year of a three-and-a-half year contract - sustained cruciate ligament damage during the pre-season friendly with Tottenham in China.
And the 31-year-old has revealed that he is unlikely to feature again this season - meaning that he may well have played his final game for United.
"I believe that this season has completely gone for me," Boa Morte told the London Paper. "Since the moment I got injured I thought it was a serious injury, as I have never felt such pain in my entire life. My cruciate ligament and the outer side of my knee have been affected.
"It was hard for me to take because I had high hopes for West Ham during the summer. In the best-case scenario, I will only be fit for the final two games of the season next May."
The injury has dealt the former Arsenal player a double blow, for it has not only curtailed his Premier League season but almost certainly his chances of playing in next summer's World Cup Finals in South Africa.
"I had many hopes this season, including the World Cup," he continued. "But this injury has made things very difficult for Carlos Queiroz to call me up for the final squad if we qualify."
Boa Morte was the first player to arrive during the January 2007 transfer window and played a vital role in the club's 'Great Escape'.
Following some poor performances he became the target of the boo-boys before winning the fans around again towards the end of last season with a string of spirited displays.
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08:38AM 18th Aug 2009
''Does anyone really care that much? The only tragedy here is that it means we won't be able to sell him.''
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11:18PM 17th Aug 2009
''This may be a blessing in a very poor disguise, maybe the Spuds have done us a big favour. I'd always prefer to see Collison in the side.''