West Ham striker Diafra Sakho ruled out for six weeks
Last Updated: 30/11/16 11:20am
Diafra Sakho has been ruled out for six weeks with the thigh injury he suffered at Manchester United on Sunday.
The West Ham striker scored his side's goal in a 1-1 draw but was withdrawn after the break on just his second appearance of the season.
A scan was carried out on Tuesday, and a club statement on Wednesday confirmed the Senegal international is out until the New Year.
Sakho's goal at Old Trafford was the first scored by a West Ham striker in this season's Premier League, and he now stands to miss eight games, starting with Wednesday night's EFL Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford.
Slaven Bilic does at least have another forward on the way back, with Andy Carroll earmarked for a return at home to Arsenal on Saturday evening. Carroll even has an outside chance to take on United.
The 27-year-old, who has not played since August, scored a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger's side in April.