West Ham United have been hit with the news that Winston Reid and Sam Byram are both expected to miss the remainder of the season through injury.
Reid picked up a serious knee problem during Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Swansea City, with the centre-back being taken to hospital after leaving the field on a stretcher.
Byram, meanwhile, suffered an ankle injury in the same match.
It is understood that both players will miss the final months of the 2017-18 campaign in what is a bitter blow to the Hammers, who are currently battling to stay away from the Premier League relegation zone.
The West Ham fans have been reacting to the news, and many are furious that both players have picked up injuries once again.
Reid has made just 18 Premier League appearances this term, while Byram, who has recently commented on the team’s injury problems at the back, has appeared in just five league matches after struggling with injury throughout the campaign.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Reid and Byram injured again.
As much as I like both players, we need to sign a replacement for both of them as they are injured way, way too often.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) March 7, 2018
Na byram is dreadful nowhere near a premier league player
— LewWHU⚒ (@LewisAttfield) March 7, 2018
Didn’t Reid get given a 6 Year contract on big wages 🤦🏼♂️ too many of our players have these injury problems it just isn’t normal.
— Mr B0N3Z (@MR_B0N3Z) March 7, 2018
Reid will never be the same again, way to many injuries and always rushed back.
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) March 7, 2018
How did Byram get injured? During training?
— Rob2018 (@Westham2018) March 7, 2018
And yet we keep giving Reid pay rises and just increased his contract to 6 years when he is 29!
— Dan Adams (@OneGrizzlyAdams) March 7, 2018
That's four of our small squad out then, Byram always seems injured up there with Carroll. Sakho and Reid…
— Philip 父 Wilkinson 父 (@PW57WHU) March 7, 2018
It’s alright we have fonte….oh wait!
— Brett (@brett01206) March 7, 2018