West Ham boss confirms fresh injury blow ahead of Everton game

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Samir Nasri could miss tomorrow’s clash against Everton after suffering a minor recurrence of the calf problem that he picked up earlier in the year.

The former France international joined the Hammers on a free transfer in January after the conclusion of his doping ban, but he has managed just six appearances amid ongoing injury concerns.

In a report covered by the Hammers’ website, Pellegrini confirmed that the Frenchman has picked up another calf injury, and there are no assurances whether he could feature against the Toffees this weekend.

“Samir [Nasri] had a problem in his calf this week so maybe he will not be able to play. Manuel Pellegrini,” he said.

Nasri recently starred for the Hammers against Huddersfield Town before the international break, where he came off the bench to provide an assist in a 4-3 comeback triumph for the east London side.

Shortly after that game, the midfielder had mentioned a seven-game deadline to earn himself a contract extension with the club, but things don’t look bright with him having suffered another injury setback.

Aside from Nasri, long-term absentees Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez and Winston Reid are set to miss the Toffees clash, and the same goes for Andy Carroll, who requires further medical tests to determine the extent of his ankle injury.

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Author: chris darwen