West Ham star ruled out for four months

West Ham could be in the market for a new left-back, after the club confirmed Aaron Cresswell would be out for up to 4 months with a serious knee injury.

Cresswell damaged his knee in the Hammers’ preseason victory over German side Karlsruher, as they prepare for their UEFA Europa League qualifying campaign.

And the Mirror believe the club could now look to sign a full-back to protect them for the opening months of the season.

The 26-year-old will see a specialist next week, to discover if he is in need of surgery. He has only missed 1 Premier League game in the 2 seasons he’s been at Upton Park.

Cresswell has also scored 2 goals in each of his Premier League campaigns with the Hammers, and often been a star performing both defensively and on his attacking bursts.

His absence will certainly be a blow for boss Slaven Bilic, and isn’t expected to play until November. But he may face competition for his place should the boss sign some cover.