West Ham monitoring Andriy Yarmolenko's ankle injury
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 22/10/18 9:12pm
West Ham are monitoring the ankle injury suffered by Andriy Yarmolenko in the 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.
The Hammers winger went down inside the Spurs penalty box in the 40th minute after appearing to catch his studs in the turf.
Yarmolenko was carried off on a stretcher and Sky Sports News understands West Ham are currently waiting for swelling around the Ukrainian's ankle to go down before assessing further.
After the defeat at the London Stadium, West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted it would be a big blow to lose Yarmolenko with fellow midfielders Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez and Manuel Lanzini already on the sidelines.
"We'll see tomorrow after the medical examination, probably he has something wrong with his ankle but we will see what kind of injury it is," he said.
"It's a pity because we have five players with long-term injuries - [Manuel] Lanzini, [Jack] Wilshere, [Andy] Carroll, Carlos Sanchez and now we could have Yarmolenko.
"Four of them are midfielders so it's not easy but we have to continue working with the players we have."
Yarmolenko joined West Ham from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for £17.5m and has since scored two goals in 10 appearances.