Fresh injury worry for midfielder O’Neil

West Ham midfielder Gary O’Neil may be spending some more time on the sidelines after limping off during Tuesday night’s dismal 4-1 Capital One Cup defeat by Wigan Athletic.

West Ham midfielder Gary O’Neil may be spending some more time on the sidelines after limping off during Tuesday night’s dismal 4-1 Capital One Cup defeat by Wigan Athletic.

The 29-year-old, who missed nearly a whole year with a career-threatening ankle injury, was forced off after 84 minutes of Tuesday night’s match.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce confirmed that it could be a serious injury for O’Neil.

“It is a bad knee,” said the boss. “He will have a scan in two days time to see the extent of the damage.


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“He has got a kick on it, but we don’t know whether the kick has opened up the joint so that, rather than a bruise, there may be more damage.

“We won’t know until the MRI.”

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