Ex-Sunderland boss David Moyes reveals double injury blow for West Ham United ahead of Newcastle United clash

West Ham United will be without Declan Rice and Michail Antonio for the Newcastle United clash – but Aaron Cresswell could return.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:14 am

The Hammers will be without the services of Rice and Antonio due to knee and hamstring issues respectively but former Sunderland boss Moyes hopes Cresswell will recover from the knock he received in last weekend’s 3-2 victory over Leicester City in time to travel to St James’s Park.

When asked about the latest injury news, Moyes revealed: “We’re not going to have Declan back and we don’t have Micky Antonio either.

“We’ve got another couple of knocks that we’re looking at. Aaron Cresswell picked up a bit of an injury [in Sunday’s win against Leicester] and we need to check him out.

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West Ham manager David Moyes.

“Like any other club we’ve got bumps and bruises at this time of year and it’s beginning to take its toll on a lot of the clubs.

“I actually think that since the players got back from international duty it’s gone back to quite a heavy injury schedule for many clubs.

“Hopefully we’ll be as good as we can be and we’ll make a decision on Aaron today. He’s a doubt but we hope he’ll be okay.

“We’re not putting any timeframe on Declan or Michail, but we’re hopeful that both will make a contribution before the end of the season, that’s for sure.

“Declan’s training really well, but it’s all gym-based at the moment. He’s working really hard in the gym because he wants to get back as quickly as he can.”

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