The son of West Ham chairman, David Sullivan, claims the injury sustained by Carl Jenkinson on Saturday will see the Arsenal loanee ruled out for the rest of the season.
The right-back, who is spending his second successive season at Upton Park, returned to Slaven Bilic’s starting lineup for the game against Manchester City but lasted only ten minutes as he picked up a foot problem in a penalty-conceding collision with Sergio Aguero.
Just after the Argentine striker converted from the spot, Jenkinson limped from the field to be replaced by new signing Sam Byram.
Carl Jenkinson’s injury is far more serious than we thought and he is out for the rest of the season.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) January 26, 2016
It’s not yet clear what damage Jenkinson has actually done, but if the injury is confirmed through official channels it’s likely he’ll return to Arsenal to begin his rehabilitation.
Last week Arseblog News pontificated over the possibility of Jenkinson being recalled in January to provide backup to Hector Bellerin should Mathieu Debuchy depart. We can probably nip that suggestion in the bud.
We wish Carl the best of luck in his recovery. Let’s hope the Ox and his special blend of ‘banter’ provide some light relief to the life-long Gooner.
UPDATE via West Ham United official’s website:
“Unfortunately, it appears that Carl has suffered a significant injury and he will be assessed by a specialist in central London on Wednesday.
“A further update will be provided when the full extent of the injury has been confirmed.”