There’s some very bad news coming out of Argentina’s official Twitter account this morning for West Ham fans: Manuel Lanzini is out of the World Cup.
Not only that, but it’s extremely likely the attacking midfielder will miss a chunk of the upcoming season, as he damaged the ACL in his right knee in training on Friday morning.
What happens next for the Hammers star, who was a key member of David Moyes’ team towards the end of last season, has yet to be announced.
The standard procedure in these cases would be surgery, and then around six months or so of rehabilitation, but it all depends on how serious the injury is.
However, the use of ‘rotura’ by the Argentina national team’s Twitter account in their tweet suggests it’s either a partial or complete tear.
The 25-year-old, who has four caps for his country, made 29 appearances for West Ham last season, scoring five goals and picking nine assists along the way.