Super Eagles winger Victor Moses played all 90 minutes for West Ham for the second time this season as the Hammers was forced to a 1-1 draw against a very resilient West Brom side on Sunday.
Mauro Zarate scored a stunning free kick in the 17th minute to give the Hammers the lead but the brilliant strike was cancelled out by an own-goal from Winston Reid – on his 150th appearance for West Ham.
But the lively Moses however extended his goal drought to nine games for the Hammers who are without in their last four Premier League games.
The 24 year old Nigerian international last scored against Manchester City in September.
West Ham remain sixth on the log equal on points with fellow Londoners Crystal Palace while West Brom, are 13th one point ahead of Chelsea.
Meanwhile,Diafra Sakho is understood to have suffered an injury similar to that which kept Pedro Obiang out of action for several weeks.
ClaretandHugh learned this evening that the striker has sustained a quadriceps injury but – as is always the case – the full extent of the problem won’t be known until the player has been scanned.
However, we have been told within the last few minutes that the medics believe that’s the problem and we will be sweating it out, probably until Wednesday, before we know how serious or otherwise the injury maybe.
Sakho looked to have taken a relatively straightforward fall but he was signalling he needed to come off as soon as he hit the ground.
A thigh strain or quadriceps strain is a tear in one of the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh. It can range from a mild discomfort to a full blown tear of most of the muscle resulting in severe pain and inability to walk.
Thigh strains are graded 1 to 3 depending on how bad the injury is with a grade 1 being mild and a grade 3 involving a complete or near complete tear of the muscle.
A source said: “We are hoping for the best but there could be another lengthy problem.”