Nayef Aguerd posts tweet after his injury scare, as a Morocco dressing room video emerges online showing him dancing.
The 26-year-old centre-back joined the Hammers from French side Rennes in the summer for around £30 million (Sky Sports).
Unfortunately for him, his West Ham career is still yet to take off, having suffered an ankle injury during a pre-season clash with Rangers in July.
He made his comeback just before the break for the World Cup and looked like he would be a fantastic player for us. His performances for Morocco at the World Cup out in Qatar have been exceptional as well.
The thought of losing the 26-year-old defender for a sustained period of time again is a really worrying one, I’ll be honest.
David Moyes is already without Kurt Zouma, who has just undergone knee surgery.
If Aguerd is out for a long time, Moyes will definitely have to bring a top-class centre-back to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
The early prognosis on Aguerd seems fairly promising though…
Nayef Aguerd posts tweet after injury as dressing room video emerges
The Morocco international took to Twitter last night after this country made it through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history:
The tweet translates roughly to:
A dream for every Moroccan all over the world! A dream come true! To the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in our history. Proud to belong to this family. Our appointment is renewed on Saturday in order to continue writing history.
So that seems fairly promising doesn’t it.
The fact that he hasn’t even mentioned his injury is a good sign in my eyes.
And then a video emerged of Aguerd dancing in the Moroccan dressing room after the game:
So the Nayef Aguerd injury can’t be that bad surely?
Let’s hope that it was an impact injury rather than a strain or a break.
If West Ham are to have any hopes whatsoever of finishing inside the top half of the Premier League table this season, we need the Morocco international fully fit and firing on all cylinders for the remainder of the campaign.
Judging by the video above, I think we might have got away with one last night.