West Ham supporters were waiting to hear the worst news after watching their up-and-coming superstar limp off the field in their match against Middlesbrough; but after hearing this news, it looks like the dark clouds won’t be hanging over Upton Park for very long.
West Ham have been boosted by the news that Carlton Cole has not broken his ankle after he limped off during their FA Cup fifth round draw with Middlesbrough at the weekend.
The England international, who has been in great form of late, had sparked fears he had seriously damaged his ankle; however, an X-ray has shown there are no broken bones.
A statement read: ”A positive X-ray on Sunday showed no fracture and, ahead of an MRI scan to come, it is hoped the sprain could lead to only a two-week absence at worst.” (ESPN Soccernet)
Cole is the biggest bright spot at West Ham this season, so the thought of losing him to a season-ending injury had to have the club on pins and needles. It looks like the worst-case scenario is that he’ll miss a couple of weeks and be back for the late season push. It seems like good news all around at the club after they secured a replay at the Riverside against Boro to move on to the next round.