David Moyes faces fitness concerns for key players ahead of crucial fixtures

West Ham United manager David Moyes is grappling with a series of fitness concerns for key players as the international break unfolds, writes the WHZ. Mohammed Kudus, a vital part of Moyes’ first-team plans, missed Ghana training due to a back problem, raising uncertainties about his availability for the upcoming match against Comoros.

3Sports Ghana reporter Owuraku Ampofo brought attention to Kudus’ situation on his Twitter account, revealing that the player would undergo a late fitness test to determine his readiness for Tuesday’s clash. Ampofo also shared footage capturing the moment when Kudus seemed to sustain the back injury during Ghana’s 1-0 victory over Madagascar last Friday.

This development compounds Moyes’ worries in an already challenging international window for West Ham. Star striker Michail Antonio suffered a hamstring injury while on Jamaica duty, raising concerns about a potential season-long absence. Additionally, Jarrod Bowen, another regular in Moyes’ lineup, was sent home early from the England camp due to a knock, making him doubtful for the upcoming fixture against Burnley.

The uncertainty surrounding Kudus adds to Moyes’ selection woes, with the possibility of three key starters missing the crucial clash at Turf Moor. The manager is also contending with other setbacks, including Vladimir Coufal’s expulsion from the Czech Republic squad for violating protocols and Tomas Soucek’s serious facial injury.

As Moyes navigates these challenges, he may find solace in the prospect of the international break concluding soon, allowing the focus to shift back to club football. The next three months, once these final international fixtures are completed, could bring relief for Moyes and West Ham as they strive to maintain their strong start to the season.