A specialist has made an utterly shocking claim about the Maxwel Cornet injury as West Ham face up to an operation states new report.
It was rather typical of West Ham’s rotten luck with new signings and injuries when Cornet was forced off just 35 minutes after finally getting a Premier League start under David Moyes at the beginning of October.
When Cornet went off with that calf injury it was expected the Ivory Coast star would be back in a week or two.
But, three months on, West Ham’s £17.5m summer signing has not been seen in claret and blue since.
Before the World Cup break Moyes revealed Cornet’s comeback had been hampered by a setback. The Scot said he would not be available until after the Premier League pause for Qatar.
The Hammers could really do with Cornet’s pace, powerful running and energy in a side seriously lacking all those things.
West Ham fans were fully expecting to see Cornet involved in the mid-season friendlies. But yet again he was nowhere to be seen.
After a game against Cambridge assistant coach Mark Warburton issued a brief update on Cornet, telling supporters ‘he’s not too far away’.
When Cornet was not involved against Arsenal or Brentford, Moyes revealed he had been sent to France to see a specialist and the club were awaiting the results.
Well those results are reportedly in and it’s not good news at all.
Because the specialist has made an utterly shocking claim about the Cornet injury as West Ham face up to an operation states a new report.
That’s according to sources speaking to the website 6foot2.
They claim Cornet has an ultra-rare condition that a specialist in Paris, France, has only seen twice in 25 years.
It could only happen to West Ham, couldn’t it?
“The West Ham winger has had at least two injections administered to loosen up his calf, but it is now looking probable that an operation will be required to fix the issue, according to a club insider who spoke to 6foot2 this evening…” 6foot2 reports.
“The Hammers medical team are thought to be on the verge of recommending surgery.”
How’s your luck? Let’s hope if Cornet does indeed have the op that it is successful and we see him back fit as soon as possible.
But it would surely rule him out for much of what remains of the season.