Marko Arnautovic will have a scan on Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury he suffered against Cardiff City on Tuesday, according to ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers insider stated on his personal Twitter account that the Austrian would be examined the day after the 3-1 victory, having suffered a hamstring injury against the Bluebirds.
As most would have gathered from the game it is a hamstring injury for Arnie, he will have a scan tomorrow! The initial verdict is it’s not a major tear but this will be confirmed tomorrow however he is likely to miss games now as a result!
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) December 4, 2018
However, he does state that the tear is not thought to be serious – although he does claim that it’s likely that the 29-year-old will miss game time as a result of the setback.
The former Stoke City man has been troubled by niggling problems throughout this season, and Tuesday’s knock is the latest sign of trouble for ‘Arnie’.
It’s been a bit of a frustrating time for Arnautovic of late. He hasn’t been able to replicate his fantastic early season form in recent weeks, while there has been constant speculation over his future with West Ham. This injury will likely compound his irritation, but perhaps the timing might actually work out well for him. He hasn’t appeared to be 100% fit in recent weeks but, such is his importance to the team, he has been playing in every single game for the Hammers. Now he might be able to get a proper bit of rest to allow his body to fully recover. The return to form of frontmen Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez in the last couple of games also means that the Austrian international might not be missed quite as much as he would have been earlier in the campaign. Andy Carroll is back from injury as well now, meaning that manager Manuel Pellegrini has options to replace the attacker over the next few games.