West Ham United manager David Moyes faces another defensive reshuffle ahead of Saturday’s Premier League visit of Burnley, with Winston Reid and Sam Byram having both suffered injuries.
The duo both sustained their injuries during last weekend’s defeat at Swansea City, with Reid’s knee problem ruling him out for the remainder of the season, and Byram’s ankle possibly resulting in the same fate.
However, there is positive news for the Hammers boss as their places in the squad could be taken by Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins, who missed the trip to South Wales.
Ogbonna has recovered from illness, while Moyes is hopeful his defensive colleague Collins will recover sufficiently from the hamstring injury which kept him out at the Liberty Stadium.
The manager said: “Unfortunately we lost Winston Reid and Sam Byram to injury in the game last week. Winston, we think, will be out for the rest of the season and with Sam Byram we’re just waiting on a decision from the surgeon at the moment, but it doesn’t look great for him either.
“After that, Angelo has trained this week after an illness and we’re still monitoring Ginge. With everything going well, hopefully they will be fit.
“It’s a really big blow about Winston because he is a really important player for us. He’s experienced and with the games coming up over the next ten weeks or so he would have been important.”