Manuel Lanzini out for up to six weeks, says West Ham chairman David Gold
By Ben Reynolds
Last Updated: 02/01/16 8:31pm
Midfielder Manuel Lanzini could be out until February after limping out of West Ham's 2-0 win over Liverpool, according to co-chairman David Gold.
The Argentine, only just back after recovering from a thigh injury, looked in good touch against Jurgen Klopp's side, hitting the post before being forced off late in the first half.
Gold confirmed on Twitter the 22-year-old would have further tests, but said the player could be out for up to six weeks.
Gold said: "We will know more about Manuel's injury after the scan on Monday but it could be 4/6 weeks. He was superb today."
Hammers manager Slaven Bilic said after the game he hoped the playmaker, signed on loan from Al-Jazira, will not be absent for an extended spell.
"They have told me a little bit and I will hear more tomorrow. It is not big. It is the same, it is not the hamstring or the muscle, it is some kind of abductor and the tendon. I hope it is going to be like they have said now, just a little bit [of time out]," he said.
"If you watch the games again, the impact he made against Southampton and the way he orchestrated today with 22 players on the pitch, but with him bossing the game, [you can see] what he means to us."