West Ham United manager David Moyes has given updates on the fitness of Manuel Lanzini and Aaron Cresswell following the team’s Premier League draw with Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
The Hammers fought back from a goal down to grab a vital point but the boss may have selection issues ahead of next weekend’s FA Cup clash at Wigan Athletic.
Whilst Moyes was positive about Cresswell, who left the field with cramp in added time, he confirmed that Lanzini has a more serious hamstring issue.
“Manu [Lanzini] has a bit of a hamstring, Cresswell’s was just complete cramp and he should be ok,” the Scot said after the game, as reported by the club’s official website.
“Manu is the problem and we hope it isn’t serious.
“We’re short on the bench at the moment, we’ve got a lot of injuries, but the boys are doing a great job and some of them had to play 120 minutes in midweek, so great credit to them.”
Lanzini was withdrawn after 64 minutes against the Cherries and his replacement, Javier Hernandez, levelled proceedings minutes after Ryan Fraser had netted the opener for the away side.
The Argentine has played well of late and scored twice in the 4-1 away win at Huddersfield Town last week, but it seems he could now be set for a spell on the sidelines.
A point on Saturday was enough for the Irons to retain 11th spot in the Premier League standings.
They are now five points clear of the drop zone, ahead of 18th-placed Southampton’s fixture with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Following the trip to face Wigan in the cup, West Ham are back in action on Tuesday January 30, hosting Crystal Palace in the league.
Moyes’ men then begin February with two matches against teams around them in the table, travelling to Brighton & Hove Albion before Watford pay a visit to the London Stadium.