The club have provided an update on Fredericks, stating that he required surgery on his damaged shoulder ligaments and he will be out of action for around six weeks.
You have to feel for him really, all those other injuries and he suffers a freak fall and causes damage to a freak area, but supporters were more focussed on Jeremy Ngakia as they reacted to the news.
Fredericks’ absence should mean a run in the first team for the 19-year-old until early-to-mid April and if his two Liverpool displays are anything to go by, this should be sufficient time to make the position his own, starting with this Saturday.
See the discussion for yourself, below…
He ain’t budging Jeremy for me.
— Ross Gilbert (@Bilko13) February 26, 2020
Get well soon Ryan, It’s Ngakia’s time to shine
— WHU #GSBout (@YeaAight_C) February 26, 2020
Up you step Jezza
— Glennyboy (@GlenWorrell) February 26, 2020
So ngakia has to not get injured for 6 whole weeks. With our luck not gonna happen
— liam (@liam_B02) February 26, 2020
Ngakia for six weeks 👍👍👍👍👍👍
— John Spencer (@Spencerjohn7) February 26, 2020
Could have been worse. It’s all about the Jezza though now. pic.twitter.com/6hbfIhcK3o
What with Fredericks’ injury absence length now confirmed, Ngakia needs to be West Ham’s first choice RB between now and the end of the season, as opposed to Zabaleta.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) February 26, 2020
Ngakia is clear anyways
— chris (@whuchr) February 26, 2020
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) February 26, 2020