West Ham United are angry after it emerged that Michail Antonio may have suffered a long-term injury while on international duty for Jamaica, per the Telegraph.
The Hammers are furious after Antonio sustained an injury to his medial knee ligament in the first half of the Reggae Boys’ CONCACAF Nations League quarter-final against Canada on Saturday.
Antonio played for ten more minutes before eventually leaving the pitch, which has angered West Ham.
The 33-year-old limped down the tunnel, and there are now fears that he could be out for the rest of the season.
The Premier League club is also angry at the condition of Jamaica’s national stadium, Independence Park.
Antonio is on his back to London, and the club hopes he will be out for only six weeks. However, he could miss the next nine months of action, leaving the club without a pivotal player.
Antonio has been a mainstay in David Moyes’ Premier League line-ups, starting all their games this season.
Bowen did not travel with the Three Lions squad yesterday for their clash with North Macedonia.
He has bagged eight goals and one assist in 11 Premier League games this season and will be a massive miss ahead of crucial games against Burnley, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.
These injuries raise urgent questions about the physical toll on players, especially after the demanding schedule of last season.
It prompts a call for proactive measures to be taken to address and mitigate the increasing frequency of long-term injuries.
Managers and players have been crying for a workload reduction due to the rising injury toll, and somebody needs to listen.
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