West Ham have suffered a major blow in not only the build up to their game at Wolves tonight, but also one which may impact the rest of what has been a fine season.
News of a knee injury to Declan Rice will also cause concern for Gareth Southgate in the lead up to Euro 2020.
BREAKING NEWS: West Ham’s Declan Rice to be out of action for up to 8 weeks due to a back injury. This was caused from carrying England all by himself on international duty.
West Ham play Wolves tomorrow night 😬
— BBC Sport (@BBCSportLondon) April 4, 2021
After Chelsea and Spurs both suffered surprising results this weekend, West Ham have a great chance to move into the Champions League places with a victory later, but news of an injury to Declan Rice will not be welcomed by David Moyes.
West Ham will be desperate to get him back as soon as possible. His absence is likely to see Mark Noble play.
Rice picked up the injury in England’s victory over Poland last week but there fears he will miss at least 3 games, possibly more. He has been wearing a brace to limit damage and to allow swelling to go down but West Ham are hopeful he will avoid surgery.
He has been outstanding form for both club and country this season and emerged as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and established himself as a regular in the England side.
He is likely to be a certainty for England at the Euros, provided he is fit in what would be his first appearance at a major tournament.
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on April 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Ahead of tonight’s game David Moyes has spoken about West Ham’s season in comparison to previous season.
🗣”We are having a good season, the word great could come into it if we do something special and make a European competition.”
West Ham boss David Moyes is happy about the progress he has made at the club competing near the top of the league instead of the bottom pic.twitter.com/3kCHP31RMR
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 5, 2021