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Sam Byram’s West Ham career is surely over after latest injury setback

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Sam Byram’s West Ham career is surely over after latest injury setback

The right-back has struggled ever since his move to West Ham.

When West Ham United signed Sam Byram in January 201 it appeared they had got their hands on a bargain.

The talented Leeds youth product was being tipped for Premier League stardom and West Ham got him at a bargain price. With just six months left on his deal at Elland Road, he cost West Ham just £3.7 million, according to the Independent.

But it has not gone to plan for the talented player. He struggled to make an impact in the Premier League. He went on to suffer serious injury problems and West Ham were left cutting their losses and letting him leave this summer.

Byram headed to Nottingham Forest, in hope of rediscovering some form at the Championship level.

But it has immediately taken a turn for the worst. Byram picked up a knee injury last month and last week he underwent surgery on the problem.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Sam Byram of Nottingham Forest and Jacques Maghoma of Birmingham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City at City Ground on August 25, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

A knee injury is always serious and it appears Byram is now set for a long spell on the sidelines.

It seemed this loan move was a precursor to something permanent. However, there was always the chance Byram could impress so much he got another shot at the London Stadium. A perfect example is Robert Snodgrass, who did just that with Aston Villa.

But for Byram, it appears his time at West Ham is up. His injury record is such that the Hammers will not want to gamble on him staying fit for a long period.

It seems unlikely he will play for West Ham again.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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