Sakho sidelined for two months

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 30th November 2015

Diafra Sakho has been ruled out for a minimum of two months after sustaining a thigh muscle injury in yesterday's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

The Senegal international requested immediate assistance after pulling up in Albion's penalty area 73 minutes into yesterday's match, in which the Hammers threw away a half-time lead to extend their run of matches without a win to four.

And KUMB has learned that Sakho expects to be out for around 10 weeks, after his injury was assessed by medics.

Sakho is this third Hammer to be ruled out for some considerable time in recent weeks, following the injuries to Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia. And like his two team mates, he is unlikely to see first team action again until February 2016 at the earliest.

Speaking to the media after yesterday's game, manager Slaven Bilic admitted that he feared the worst. "The specialist will see him to give an opinion. It looks like a muscle injury and the first news is not the best. It is a big blow," he said.

"You can see injuries in every club and to be fair the number who are missing is not a lot, but the ones missing are key players who play in the same position. It is very hard to replace them."

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