West Ham rocked as another star performer faces layoff

West Ham have suffered yet another injury blow after Argentinian midfielder Manuel Lanzini was ruled out for up to six weeks, according to the Daily Mail.

The 22-year old has been a revelation since arriving on loan from UAE based outfit Al Jazira in the summer, establishing himself as one of the best players under Slaven Bilic.

He has scored four goals in 12 games as the Hammers have impressed under their new boss, beating the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea already.

However, the Argentine ace has fallen foul to a thigh injury in training and could miss up to eight games in a busy Christmas schedule.

A statement on the club’s website read: ‘Lanzini underwent a scan on Monday and will now begin a period of rehabilitation which is expected to keep him out of first-team action for a period of up to six weeks.’

The Upton Park outfit have suffered terrible luck with ailments this term, already seeing the likes of Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho ruled out for lengthy periods so far.

Star man Payet is not expected to return until at least February, though Ecuadorian forward Valencia could feature against Stoke City on Saturday.