West Ham and Morocco international defender has sustained an injury to his thigh and our man-in-the-know ExWHUEmployee has provided an update on the situation.

It has so far been an incredible World Cup, especially for Nayef Aguerd and his home country Morocco as they have exceeded all expectations to advance to the final 4 of the competition in Qatar – the furthest of any African nation in the history of the World Cup.

Aguerd, although having recently recovered from a serious ankle injury for West Ham which he sustained in pre-season, has been instrumental for Morocco on their remarkable journey having produced some excellent performances in the centre of defence to showcase exactly why David Moyes made him a key target in the summer.

All connected with the club recoiled in horror though again, when Aguerd sustained yet another injury, which forced the defender off of the pitch as Morocco knocked out Spain in the last-16 round.

Despite the player himself seeming very positive with posts online and videos of him walking comfortably, ExWHUEmployee has advised that Aguerd has picked up a thigh strain on his right leg, which is believed to keep him out of action for 1-3 weeks from the injury sustained date.

Although the diagnosis is generally positive as it is a minor injury, this does leave concerns with West Ham over what the intentions are with Morocco, as they have kept the defender in Qatar in the hope he will again feature for his country.

West Ham, although of course wanting the best for the player on his World Cup journey, are anxious that he’ll be risked that could result in a minor strain becoming much worse.