Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

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    Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  Tony P on Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:39 am

    West Ham United can confirm that Aaron Cresswell will be out of action for three to four months after suffering a knee ligament injury.

    The left-back was hurt in a challenge during Saturday’s pre-season victory over German side Karlsruher SC in Austria.

    Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke explained that Cresswell had undergone a scan and will consult a specialist in central London early next week. The medical team will then take a decision whether or not the defender requires surgery.

    “Whatever course of action we decide to take, Aaron faces a period of rest, followed by treatment and rehabilitation and he will be out for a period of between three and four months,” said Vandenbroucke.

    The Head of Medical and Sports Science also gave an update on Manuel Lanzini, who suffered a knee injury in Argentina’s 2016 Rio Olympic Games warm-up fixture with Colombia at the weekend.

    “We are in close contact with Manuel and the AFA (Argentine Football Association), who have started a late-release replacement procedure with the IOC (International Olympic Committee),” said Vandenbroucke.

    “Until he has been assessed by the IOC, he cannot be replaced, but after this process has been completed we want him to return to England to be assessed by our own medical staff as soon as possible.”
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    My take on the Cresswell absence is that we have been very short-sighted in assuming that his impeccable appearance record both for Ipswich and ourselves means we didn't need any cover in his position. We let Stephen Hendrie go out on a season-long loan to Blackburn Rovers, leaving Lewis Page as our only recognised left back


    We now need to get someone in - and quickly. Some names that spring to mind include Kolarov from Man City or Jose Enrique at Liverpool - both of whom are surplus to requirements at their clubs. Alternatively Kieron Gibbs on loan from Arsenal. Martin Olsson and Massaido Haidara have both been relegated with Norwich and Newcaslte respectively. If Leighton Baines can't get a start at Everton maybe we could get him ?


    At right back I am terrified by the thought of Michail Antonio suddenly - and inexplicably - becoming our first choice right back. Sam Byram is a natural right back and should be given his chance with Antonio vying for an attacking midfield role with Feghouli, Tore, Lanzini, & Payet
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    Re: Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  mottinghammer on Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:59 am

    I make you right Tony, and Paige is not that good by all accounts, is it not possible to recall Hendrie? After all the season hasn't actually started yet. 

    I would also prefer to have Byram at RB rather than Antonio who, while he did a good job last season, would be better in his natural role as a wide forward/attacking midfielder. Just hope things havent started to unravel before we have even started!!! 
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    Re: Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  Tony P on Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:24 am

    mottinghammer wrote:I make you right Tony, and Paige is not that good by all accounts, is it not possible to recall Hendrie? After all the season hasn't actually started yet. 

    I would also prefer to have Byram at RB rather than Antonio who, while he did a good job last season, would be better in his natural role as a wide forward/attacking midfielder. Just hope things havent started to unravel before we have even started!!! 
    I don't think we can recall him until the January window. I may be wrong Motty
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    Re: Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  Kray JR on Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:18 am

    What's the betting Slav sticks Ogbonna at left back ?

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    Post  Blakey on Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:46 pm

    Kray JR wrote:What's the betting Slav sticks Ogbonna at left back ?


    Nah, he'll give Obiang a run out there
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:32 pm

    Randolph did well at end of last season and for the Mick's in the Euro's. I reckon Bilic will leave him as No. 1 and play Adrian at left back.

    Nothing would surprise me............

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    Re: Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  Arran H on Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:22 am

    I don`t think we can Recall Hendrie at all from Blackburn and I wouldn't mind seeing Page given a chance in the Europa league but I don't think he should be starting in the Premier league just yet.
    I hear rumors are that we are after Ex United Left back Alex Buttner but don't how true that is - if true he wouldn't be a bad buy/Loan Tbh.

    Fingers crossed that Lanzini`s injury isn't to bad and that it just a minor knee injury
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    Re: Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  Tony P on Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:07 am

    Kray JR wrote:What's the betting Slav sticks Ogbonna at left back ?


    I think he will play Byram there
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    Post  Jiggs on Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:09 pm

    I thought we'd got away from the square pegs in round holes situation.  
    Antonio is too valuable a midfield player to be played at RB imo.


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    Re: Aaron Cresswell out for 3-4 months - Lanzini crocked too

    Post  Kray JR on Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:08 am

    Tony P wrote:
    Kray JR wrote:What's the betting Slav sticks Ogbonna at left back ?


    I think he will play Byram there


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