Enner Valencia sidelined for three months

West Ham United striker has suffered a nasty leg injury

West Ham United star Enner Valencia is set to miss the next three months after suffering a nasty leg injury during the club’s Europa League tie against Astra Giurgiu on Thursday evening.

The 25-year-old has damaged his right fibula and it’s been confirmed that he is likely to be out of action for around 12-weeks, meaning he might be out until November.

It was reported earlier that the striker doesn’t need surgery, but will be in a protective boot for nearly a month whilst his leg recovers.

Since the injury, West Ham‘s co-owner, David Gold, has confirmed that the club will be in the transfer market to look for a replacement for Valencia whilst he’s out injured, but it comes as a massive blow to Slaven Bilic with the Premier League season starting this weekend.

Club Statements

“We will know for sure whether or not Enner will need an operation next week, but if everything goes to plan we hope that he will be available for selection again within 10 to 12 weeks,” said Hammers head of medical and sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke.

As for Valencia, he posted a message on is official Instagram account to thank the fans for their wishes.

“I would like to thank everyone for the support and the affection shown on this difficult moment.

“Thank God, today I received great news as I won’t need surgery, all the best!”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

 

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