According to reports in the Evening Standard, West Ham United defender Winston Reid could miss the London derby against Tottenham later this month, although the club remain hopeful that he will be fit.
Well, a scan revealed that the centre-back had suffered a small muscle tear in his hamstring following the 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, and the New Zealand international was then left out of his nation’s latest squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against New Caledonia.
Their head coach Anthony Hudson explained that he believed the injury would keep Reid on the sidelines for “the next few weeks“, which puts his participation against Spurs on November 19 into doubt.
As it turns out, Reid would have been suspended for the match against the Potters at the London Stadium after picking up his fifth booking of the season on Merseyside, with James Collins set to deputise at the back.
Quite a lot. The 28-year-old is now in his seventh season with the Irons and has been a rock for them in defence, as well as being a great leader.
Reid also showed his importance at the other end of the pitch when he scored the winner in their last Premier League game against Sunderland.