Declan Rice has suffered a knee harm which has left West Ham and England critically involved.
The midfielder returned from worldwide responsibility final week with the problem and won’t play in West Ham’s Premier League conflict at Molineux on Monday.
Rice has been in a protecting leg brace since returning to West Ham in the direction of the top of final week.
He had performed the complete 90 minutes for England in opposition to Poland on Wednesday night time, placing in a man-of-the-match efficiency.
Rice is ready for additional exams to find out the severity of the harm however West Ham boss David Moyes is getting ready to be with out his key man for each his aspect’s video games this week – at Wolves tonight and at residence to Leicester on Sunday.
The 22-year-old posted an replace on Monday night time, writing that he’ll ‘be again very quickly’ alongside a thumbs-up photograph.
Whereas West Ham are additionally hopeful Rice will return quickly, there are actual worries that he might face quite a lot of weeks – and even months – out of motion.
That will probably be an enormous blow for West Ham and probably put his European Championship hopes in jeopardy.
Reacting to the information earlier than the Wolves conflict, Moyes advised Sky Sports activities: “It’s disappointing. We knew after the England recreation he wasn’t going to be out there. Anyway, we transfer on.
“We’ve been over the frustration of that feeling and it provides different folks alternatives and that’s what squads are for and, hopefully, we’ve received the squad to take care of it.
“We all know we’re lacking an excellent participant however the group’s been taking part in very well.”
Rice has change into arguably West Ham’s most essential participant and has been an ever-present for the reason that begin of the 2019/20 season.
He has been key to West Ham’s unbelievable marketing campaign thus far which has them chasing an unlikely high 4 spot and Champions League qualification.
Rice has additionally change into an integral a part of the England group and Gareth Southgate will hope he returns to motion quickly, with the teen nailed-on for a spot in his Euros squad if match.
Reacting to the information of Rice’s harm on talkSPORT, Tony Cascarino mentioned: “If you have a look at the function Fabinho does at Liverpool and that N’Golo Kante does for Chelsea, that’s what Rice does for West Ham.
“He sits, he can choose issues, he can see issues, gamers belief him. He does the simplistic issues that may have an effect on a group very well, and he retains the ball.
“It’s a large blow. He’s West Ham’s finest participant.
“David Moyes has completed an distinctive job of discovering options and that’s what he has to do with Declan Rice out now.”