West Ham United manager David Moyes has offered an important injury update regarding star striker Michail Antonio as the team prepares for a crucial clash with Newcastle on Sunday, writes the Hammer.News.
Michail Antonio was notably absent from the recent Freiburg vs. West Ham match, raising concerns about his fitness. The 33-year-old attacker has been a linchpin in Moyes’s system since the manager’s return to the London Stadium in December 2019. Antonio’s role is crucial to the way West Ham approaches their matches, and his absence can pose challenges in executing Moyes’s tactics effectively.
However, it appears that Antonio may once again be unavailable for selection in the upcoming weekend’s fixture. David Moyes addressed the media in a press conference, providing insight into Antonio’s condition ahead of the showdown with Newcastle United at the London Stadium.
Responding to reporters’ inquiries about Antonio’s potential return to action, Moyes stated, “I will need to see [if Michail is available]. He’s not trained yet. He has done some running with the medical team, so over the next couple of days, we will see if he is able to play.”
Considering that Antonio has not participated in training sessions, the prospects of him featuring in the squad on Sunday appear highly unlikely, let alone starting the game against Newcastle. Moyes and West Ham fans will be anxiously awaiting updates on Antonio’s fitness as they prepare for the crucial upcoming match.