West Ham have recently been hit by a double injury blow.

When playing in Europe, every single player in your squad becomes invaluable – especially when it’s as small as West Ham’s. With how important every game is in both the Premier League and Europa League, West Ham are going to need to use every player available.

Unfortunately for the Hammers, their thin squad has gotten even thinner thanks to two injuries. The first of which being to winger Maxwel Cornet who has a grade 2 strain on his hamstring. With rotation likely being necessary, the last run of games could have been his chance at redemption.

Thankfully, he is not expected to be out for much longer and, potentially, could be back after the international break for the Newcastle game.

Disappointingly though, the second injury is a much more serious one. Youngster Ollie Scarles had a real chance to break into the first team, again due to the necessary rotations but he has tragically fractured his back. This has heartbreakingly left him out for the remainder of what could have been his breakout season.

From a wider point of view, both injuries could end up having massive implications on our Irons season, but an injury like Scarles has suffered can be much worse for a player of his age. We at The West Ham Way wish him all the best and are hopeful that he can come back stronger for the next campaign.