West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in their 3-2 league win over Chelsea on Saturday. The 27-year-old France international had a scan on Monday, but the club has not given a specific time for his recovery. Also on the club’s injury list is fellow centre-back Angelo Ogbonna. The Italian is set to miss the rest of the season through a knee injury he picked up in November.
Kurt Zouma’s Injury Rise Fresh Concerns for David Moyes
The shortage of defensive options may prompt the head coach David Moyes to move for reinforcements in the January transfer window. Zouma has started 11 of West Ham United’s 15 Premier League games since his £29.8m summer move from Chelsea. He played a crucial role in the Hammers’ surge to fourth place in the league table.
With Ogbonna out and veteran Winston Reid leaving the club in September, Moyes has only Issa Diop and Craig Dawson as fit specialist centre-backs. Full-back Ben Johnson has a “low-grade” hamstring tear from the Chelsea win, but the 21-year-old is set to return sooner than Zouma. The London club has been very impressive this season, but if these players are out with injuries, it affects the team greatly.