West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has spoken about the extent of Jack Wilshere’s injury following his side’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United on Saturday.

“Jack had a small problem in his groin,” the Hammers boss said, as reported by Football London. 

“It’s not important but he was not 100 per cent. It was similar to what happened with (Aaron) Cresswell last week.

“If they are not 100 per cent I think it’s better for him not to take the risk with a muscle injury. But he will continue working with us in the next week without any problem.”

The injury-prone Wilshere has been blighted by setbacks throughout his career so far and this has stalled his progress as a player.

After arriving at West Ham last summer from Arsenal, he missed the vast majority of last season through injury.

However, the West Ham playmaker is a destructive weapon when on song and Hammers fans will need to hope that he can return to action as soon as possible.

Once rated as one of the best up and coming talents in the nation and a potential future England captain, Wilshere has experienced very bad luck over the years.

West Ham took the lead during the 44th minute of the game on Saturday through veteran Robert Snodgrass before Lys Mousset scored his second goal in as many games for Sheffield United to level matters during the 69th minute of the game.

Pellegrini’s Hammers side are currently on a frustrating run of form.

The draw against the Blades means that they have now gone five games in all competitions without a victory. They are now in tenth position on the Premier League standings with 13 points after 10 games.

West Ham are aiming for nothing less than a top-eight finish this season.

That is still very much attainable as they are just two points adrift of sixth-place Crystal Palace.