Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

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Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by Up the Junction » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:31 am

@JacobSteinberg
West Ham fear Michail Antonio needs an operation after suffering a hamstring injury against Newport County last night and could be out for three to four months #whufc
https://twitter.com/JacobSteinberg/stat ... 3369263104

https://kumb.com/story.php?id=133826

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by S-H » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:35 am

As soon as it happened. I thought that could be a season ender, even if he's back in January we won't see the best of him again this season.

Gutted.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by fjthegrey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:40 am

Been our best player for, hhhhmmmm, the last 15 games?

Unfortunately when you're built like him, you are susceptible to these types of injuries though. Comes with the territory.

Real shame. Bloke is an absolute tyrant for opposition defenders at the moment.

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Post by Shy Ted » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:40 am

Such a shame, the bulldozer will be missed.

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Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:45 am

Out til Crimble I'd wager. Gutted for him. Gives us something different. :thdn:

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by davids cross » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:48 am

The problem isn't just the three months imo...

It's the length of time he will take to get back to where he was.......even when he starts playing again.

I felt it took him ages to regain his fitness and proper form the last time it happened.....

You feel he is such a big old unit that if he's not playing he suffers more (in a long term sense) than other players.

He has not got a frame like Lanzini................Gutted for him really.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:50 am

Gutted for him & us, Pellers seems to have breathed new life into him and you could see he was enjoying his football. Big loss to the team & wish him well, one of those guys you can't help but like, great personality.

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Post by steveyrockstar » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 am

Awful news if true. My favourite player and arguably our most effective player based on the first 3 games. I think this could have a real detrimental impact. Gutted.

Can we recall Diangana before Jan?

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Post by steveyrockstar » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:54 am

He got so much dog's abuse on here when he wasn't fully fit for about 18 months after his last big injury.

Hope we can get behind him this time when he makes his return (same with all our recently returned players trying to find form. Cough cough...Jack...cough).

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Post by sendô » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:55 am

Did they find the sniper?

Antonio was clean through on goal when it happened too. Most likely 1-0 and game over before it's begun.

You knew at the time it meant a lengthy lay off. He couldn't even stand on it.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by Carlton'sGoal » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:56 am

Gutted for him, his effort and eagerness is infectious to the rest of the team. When he's fully up for it, everyone else seems to run more.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:59 am

Ruptured mine significantly back in 2013 playing football. Thankfully i had private health insurance so my re-attachment surgery was performed by the same surgeon who puts footballers and other sports people back together [Vertonghen was one of his i think]. I had to watch the 2012/13 home defeat to Spurs [when Bale did us] in hospital
After surgery i was in a full leg-brace for six weeks and then didn't play again for about a year. Obviously Antonio will have full time rehabilitation [and is a lot younger and fitter than i was!] but it is a bugger of an injury. The one positive is that if you do have surgery to have it re-attached, in theory, it should be stronger in the future as it is held together with pins and stuff

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by mattyD » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:00 am

No proper replacement - we're really gonna miss his physicality. No one else to do that. Worrying. Apart from last night we haven't won a half of football where he hasn't played.

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Post by Estuary » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 am

The folly of playing a player like Antonio unnecessarily.
Minute for minute he's been our best forward and offers something none of the other forwards do with his pace and power, that's gone for this season now even if he's back in Jan he will be way off top condition and have that nagging doubt in his mind even time he tries to run flat out.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by S-H » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 am

steveyrockstar wrote:
Can we recall Diangana before Jan?
Don't think so, but I fully expect him to be recalled in January, now.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by JLCABA » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:19 am

Absolutely gutted for Antonio personally and more selfishly for us as a team ( we simply haven't got another player " like him " )

Collective Chins up Chaps Antonio may be our current version of our August 19885 Paul Goddard :crest:

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by kitthehammer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:20 am

we don't have anyone of the same physicality or dare i say it, imagination or power to run at players, apart from maybe Haller. Lots of small tippy tappy players like fornals or ajeti and lanzini instead. We'll miss him greatly.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by Rocket » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:22 am

I feared this as soon as I saw him go down last night. As others have said, it could well by a while before he gets back to recent form once he returns. My rudimentary understanding is that every time his hamstring pings, it becomes a bit shorter and less powerful, which has a big effect on his game. :(

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by Faithless » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:27 am

I echo what's already been said. Even more worrying for me (him) is that this happened on a mild/warm night after a proper warm up.

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Re: Antonio could be sidelined for "three to four months"

Post by Patito » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:27 am

Estuary wrote:The folly of playing a player like Antonio unnecessarily.
And yet, everyone was begging for Pel to put out our strongest 11. :?

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