Andriy Yarmolenko could be out for six months with a ruptured achilles
Andriy Yarmolenko injury looked like a rupture… West Ham face nervous wait to discover whether star man will be out for two weeks or six months
- Andriy Yarmolenko left West Ham’s loss to Tottenham on a stretcher on Saturday
- The winger appeared to damage his achilles tendon and will now be assessed
- If it turns out to be just an inflammation he could be back in a couple of weeks
- But if it is a rupture Yarmolenko may be sidelined for more than six months
It looked like a terrible injury to Andriy Yarmolenko and after seeing the mechanism, and the players’ reaction, I think it is likely he has damaged the achilles tendon.
These can be serious injuries depending on the severity.
The medical team will probably have arranged some imaging of the injury.
Andriy Yarmolenko suffered a painful injury during West Ham’s defeat by Tottenham Hotspur
Yarmolenko fell awkwardly inside the Tottenham penalty area while West Ham were attacking
This would usually involve putting on an air cast boot and making him non-weight bearing on crutches.
They will arrange an MRI scan and possibly a dynamic ultrasound to determine if the tendon is just inflamed, partially torn or ruptured.
Obviously, the treatment will depend on the severity of the injury but he could be sidelined for as little as two to three weeks if it turns out to be only an inflammation But looking at the mechanism, I would suspect a rupture.
That was the injury sustained by Laurent Koscielny at Arsenal in March and, if confirmed, it would require surgery with at the very least a six-month rehabilitation period.
The Ukrainian winger left the London Stadium pitch on a stretcher with his head in his hands
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