West Ham United: Maxwel Cornet suffers a “slight setback” in injury return

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West Ham United and Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet has suffered a “slight setback” following his recent recovery from a calf injury. 

Those are the words of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who was speaking on Wednesday evening’s update from Premier FPL Injuries ahead of the Irons’ Europa Conference League clash with Danish side Silkeborg this evening. 

According to Football.london’s Jonty Colman, Cornet, who has previously been described as “unbelievable” by Kolo Touré, had recently returned to training before suffering another setback. 

Hammers manager David Moyes is unsure as to how long the 26-year-old could be out for, saying that it could be “another week or another couple of weeks” before he’s available again.

However, Dinnery has suggested that the setback will keep him out of Silkeborg’s visit to the London Stadium as well as Sunday’s trip to Manchester United – but he could be back in time for the Irons’ Europa Conference League clash at FCSB next week. 

He said: “For West Ham, Maxwel Cornet has suffered a slight setback. It’s going to probably keep him out of Sunday as well as Thursday night.

“So maybe [he’ll be back for] next week’s Europa Conference League tie.

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TIF Thoughts on Dinnery’s comments…

We think news of a Cornet setback will come as a blow to Moyes and West Ham fans, with the 29-time Ivory Coast international struggling to make an impact since his £17.5m signing from Burnley this summer.

The wide-man has made just nine appearances for the Irons this season, scoring no goals but providing five assists (though three of them have come in the Conference League) according to Transfermarkt, suggesting that the former Lyon man has maybe struggled to hit the heights so far this campaign.

Therefore, we think that Cornet is in need of a good run in the side to regain his form, but another injury setback ahead of November’s break for the World Cup will only hamper his chances of improving it this side of the tournament.

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