Date: 31st December 2020 at 12:35pm
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In-the-know podcaster @ExWHUemployee has recently provided a brief injury update on West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku.

The DR Congo left-back has now missed five of the Hammers’ most recent Premier League fixtures (per Transfermarkt).

Masuaku also missed the opening game of the season for the Irons, however, since then, he featured in every league game up until his current absence.

As reported by football.london, the 27-year-old defender is out of action after having an operation on his right knee.

Supposedly, the surgery was to correct an issue which Masuaku has been struggling with for as long as two years.

During the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, @ExWHUemployee provided a brief injury update on the latest with the left-back. (59:33)

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He said: “Unfortunately, I don’t think Masuaku is anywhere near the first team. So, he’ll be out for a good couple of months still.”

TIF Thoughts on @ExWHUemployee’s brief update on Arthur Masuaku…

As can be seen in what the West Ham insider had to say, it seems that David Moyes will be without the DR Congo defender for a while yet as he recovers from his knee operation.

Are West Ham missing having Arthur Masuaku in the team?

No, there's no difference

No, there's no difference

Yes, we need him back

Yes, we need him back

Masuaku’s continued absence will likely come as a bit of a blow for Hammers fans as he has been a solid performer for them in the league this season.

Over 10 Premier League appearances, the left-back has earned a solid 6.87/10 average rating, making him the seventh-best performer in the Irons’ squad (per WhoScored).

In those games, he has also managed to provide one assist for a teammate but he has not managed to get himself on the scoresheet.

So, hopefully, for Moyes and the Hammers, Masuaku will be back to full fitness as soon as possible.