West Ham striker, Diafra Sakho could miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury.
Manager Sam Allardyce in his press conference on Friday ahead of their visit to Manchester City confirmed the Hammers will be without their two leading goal scorers, Sakho and Andy Carroll.
The 25-year-old Senegalese limped off during last weekend’s defeat by Stoke City. In the words of Allardyce, “He (Sakho) may be back in few weeks”, but the Englishman obviously fears the worst.
He added: “He may be back towards the end of the season, we’re not sure yet, we have to be very careful that he doesn’t aggravate the injury.
Allardyce also insisted he may not want to rush the striker, who has scored 12 goals since joining last summer, back.
“We would give him that time to be absolutely certain, which would mean we would have to be at least four or five days training with the rest of the squad before he was available.”