West Ham Injury Scare: Angelo Ogbonna seems to be out for the remainder of the season

David Moyes has confirmed Angelo Ogbonna is likely out for the season, as the West Ham United defender needs surgery for a cruciate ligament injury, via quotes by football.london.

The West Ham big Defender suffered the blow during the Hammers’ 3-2 win over Liverpool earlier this month. The 33-year-old was able to carry on initially, but exited the action for a separate incident. The scan was done on Monday after they hosted Liverpool and it revealed damage to Ogbonna’s right knee. He will now go under the knife soon to repair the affected area.

Ogbonna has been a consistent player for David Moyes this season and he’s amongst the 8 players who have started all 11games in the Premier League and this injury will actually come as a huge blow for him and the team. The centre-half has also formed a strong partnership with the Irons’ £30m summer signing Kurt Zouma in recent weeks. Moyes will now hope Issa Diop or Craig Dawson can replace him, with Ogbonna’s season likely over after his injury.

“We think surgery for Angelo will take place over the next couple of days, and it’s really sad because he’s a great team player and his performances have been great,” Moyes said. “Cruciate ligaments tend to take about nine-months. I don’t think there is a quick return. There is a period that has to be taken, so I think it will be hard for Angelo to be back this season.”

His longtime absence may also see Moyes side go into the transfer window for a new centre-back in January.

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