Moyes provides injury updates on missing trio

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 27th January 2023

Danny Ings, Gianluca Scamacca and Kurt Zouma are all set to miss Monday night's FA Cup fourth round tie against Derby County.

The Hammers will face the in-form League One side without the trio, who are all currently receiving treatment for various ailments - including new signing Ings who lasted just 13 minutes before falling to the West Ham injury jinx.

Providing a fresh update on all three, manager David Moyes is however hopeful that all will be available for selection again shortly.

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“Unfortunately, Danny has picked up an injury which was in the first 15/20 seconds of the game," he confirmed. "We don’t think it’s bad but he was cup tied for this week anyway, so we’ve got a little bit of grace in that.

"Hopefully, he’s not going to miss too much. He’s had an injection in his knee and hopefully, he will get himself back ready to go quite quickly.

"Kurt’s been a little bit up and down with his knee and he’s picked up a little bit of an injury. I’m hoping that he’s not too bad. He's got a hip adductor-type injury, he got it when overstretching and he flicked his foot to the right, which we think tweaked it.

"He got it in the first half [of the 2-0 win against Everton last weekend] but he’s played through it. His thigh has swollen badly at the top so we think there’s a small tear, but we’re not sure yet.

"We have to wait until all of the blood goes away and it all sort of dies down - which is obviously another huge blow because we were just getting him back and when get a decent result with him in the team."

And as for Italian striker Scamcca, Moyes explained: "Gianluca is fine, he’s had his second PRP injection. "I think he’s due to take his third one next Wednesday so my feeling is he’s doing okay."

And with regards to making any potential additional signings before next week's transfer deadline, Moyes admitted he was unsure whether that would be possible.

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"We’ve brought in the players we did in the summer and because of the way things were, we decided to bring in Danny Ings last week," he stated.

"I think we’ve done the majority of what we can do, but I wouldn’t want to sit here and say we won’t be doing any other business, or nobody might leave. The truth is, I don’t really know.

"As for if I have something lined up right now to come in or go, there’s none of that in the pipeline at the moment - but with four or five days to go, who knows what might happen?"

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