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West Ham Suffer Kevin Nolan Injury Blow

Upton Park midfielder facing two months on the sidelines with broken toe.

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West Ham have suffered an injury blow with the news that midfielder Kevin Nolan could be out for up to two months with a broken toe.

The Hammers, in their first season back in the Premier League, have yet to secure their top flight status and the loss of the influential Nolan for a significant amount of time will be a blow to West Ham’s hopes of staying out of trouble.

Nolan suffered the injury during the first-half of Monday night’s 3-2 Premier League defeat at home to Tottenham when colliding with Mousa Dembele. The collision exaggerated a former problem and Nolan will now undergo intensive treatment.

Nolan will definitely miss Saturday’s away game at Stoke City, and only after the weekend, when he is subjected to a course of treatment on the injury, will West Ham learn how long they will have to expect to be without him.

“His toe’s very, very sore,” West Ham assistant Neil McDonald told Sky Sports. “He’s had problems in the past with it – all season really – and he got a really good kick on it.

“I’d imagine he’ll not be available for Saturday and we’ll see how the results come back and we’ll see where he’s at. He has been playing through the pain barrier. We’ll assess it in the next couple of days.”

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