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West Ham dealt huge Danny Ings injury setback

West Ham United have been dealt a huge injury blow, made even worse by the fact he was meant to be the answer to their safety prayers…

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That’s according to ExWHUEmployee, who issued an update on the fitness of new signing Danny Ings.

Having just moved from Aston Villa in a £15m deal, David Moyes handed his new man just under 20 minutes in their 2-0 win over Everton at the weekend.

However, it has since been reported that the 30-year-old is set for a spell on the sidelines, as was noted on the West Ham Way Patreon:

“In true West Ham form it appears the injury is true and it is a knee injury.

“This is a crushing blow but one that always seems to happen to West Ham and Ings has suffered knee injuries in the past including a serious one at Liverpool.”

Could cost Moyes his job

It is no secret that Ings was seen as the man to turn around their abysmal season and attacking fortunes, which before the aforementioned win had them joint-bottom of the Premier League table.

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Having seen off his former employers, Moyes would have been hoping to kick on with his brand new marksman at the helm.

After all, he had scored five goals in his last four starts for the Villans, which was the bulk of his six-goal season thus far. It seems like quite the coup to acquire someone in such blistering form, which makes his injury even more frustrating.

Whilst it is not expected to be too serious, his history with that same issue will worry both the staff and supporters. 

Had Ings – who was once lauded as a “goal machine” by journalist Jon Dunham – enjoyed an injury-free career, he would likely have scored far more than his 115 senior goals across various clubs in England.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes before the match

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For Southampton, who seemingly always battled to avoid the drop, the lethal marksman scored 46 times in just 100 appearances as he enjoyed a true run of fitness.

There was hope he might achieve similar feats at the London Stadium, but with this instant injury, it already feels like a deal destined to go wrong.

Should the Hammers not build upon their win over Everton, continuing their toothless nature in front of goal, they can trace it back to Ings’ untimely injury should he not make a speedy recovery.

Whilst he represented a risk worth taking, it may well just cost Moyes his job.