Stewart Downing is set to miss up to 10-weeks of action due to an ankle injury sustained during their 4-1 defeat against his former-side Liverpool.
The West Ham midfielder had to have numerous stitches around his ankle area after being stamped on by Jon Flanagan, and it was feared that he could be out of action for some time, and the scans have come back confirming that he will miss over two months, which will come as a massive blow to Sam Allardyce and The Hammers.
The challenge by the Liverpool defender when unpunished and Downing somehow managed to play the whole first-half, but at half-time, he removed his sock and revealed a massive gash on his ankle which required 12 stitches in order to sort out.
Official word from the club after the game was that the Englishman would only miss two weeks, but the injury is worse than feared and he is now set for 10 weeks on the sidelines.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles