Michail Antonio is set to undergo surgery for his hamstring injury, according to a report which was published by Football Insider.
The 29-year-old who is injury prone sustained an injury while playing for the Hammers during their League Cup win against Newport County last Tuesday.
The report added that scans confirmed that Antonio tore his hamstring and that he is now due to be out of West Ham action for around three months.
He is due to have an operation on the muscle to cure one of the worst injuries of its kind as far as hamstring injuries are concerned.
The report also added that Antonio’s injury is so bad that the club’s medics could not scan his leg as they feared an injury which could extend until December.
When fully fit, Antonio is one of the best attacking players in the West Ham first team and there is no doubt that his absence will be a blow to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The injury will also be a setback to Antonio himself. He would have been hoping to churn out some quality displays this season with a view to potentially winning selection to the England side during their Euro 2020 campaign.
Antonio joined the Hammers from Nottingham Forest in 2015 and he has so far managed to go on and score 28 goals as well as provide 18 assists from 132 matches for the club. He has been unlucky with injuries over the years and one can only hope that he will one day be able to get back to normal.