West Ham fans devastated over announcement on Angelo Ogbonna
West Ham have been rocked by the news that Angelo Ogbonna suffered a serious cruciate knee ligament injury at the weekend.
The Hammers defeated Liverpool 3-2 at the London Stadium and went third in the Premier League.
Ogbonna has been rock solid for West Ham and this represents a massive blow for David Moyes.
West Ham are a team on the up. They reached Europe last season with a fifth-place finish and will hope to improve this time around.
Ogbonna has started all 11 of West Ham’s games in the Premier League this season.
He has been a real influence at the back in Moyes’ team and he could now miss the remainder of the season.
The experienced performer has been something of a West Ham stalwart over the years.
He has made 201 appearances for the Hammers and adhered himself to the fan base with his no-nonsense defending.
Now he faces a rigorous rehabilitation process and at 33 people will wonder whether he’ll ever be the same.
Given the good form that West Ham find themselves in, Moyes will want to ensure that this heartbreaking news doesn’t derail the campaign.
What have West Ham fans said about Ogbonna?
It’s fair to say that they’re absolutely devastated. Ogbonna had started the season really well and was playing exceptionally well.
Now, Moyes will have to find a replacement and a foray into the transfer market could be on the cards in January.
Given the lofty league position of the Hammers, they shouldn’t struggle to find a player willing to come to the London Stadium.
The challenge will be signing the right one to ensure West Ham can continue their ascent up the Premier League table.
Here is a look at what the West Ham fan base have had to say about Ogbonna and his devastating injury on Twitter.