West Ham United fans in dismay over Obiang injury blow

West Ham United supporters had their worst fears realised when hearing that Pedro Obiang is likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

The midfielder appeared to roll his ankle during the second half of the Hammers’ 3-2 defeat to Leicester City at the London Stadium on Saturday.

The 24-year-old joined the club from Sampdoria in 2015, but it is this season where he has really impressed in the middle of the park.

Obiang has started 21 Premier League games and has come off the bench in one other this season, but it looks as though he will not be seen again in Slaven Bilic’s team before the end of May.

Jack Sullivan – son of West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan – tweeted the news, and also revealed that Michail Antonio could miss a month of action with a hamstring problem.

Not only that, it is feared that defender Winston Reid will be on the treatment table for six weeks after picking up an adductor injury in the first half against Leicester.

Fans have reacted to the news on Twitter, with many wishing the season to be over already.

The Hammers, who currently sit 12th in the table, have nine games left to play before the campaign comes to an end.


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