West Ham send club doctor on international duty to watch Antonio's hamstrings
Michail Antonio sent away with doctor to avoid injury (The Sun).
This is one of the more bizarre stories to come out in recent weeks.
Antonio has a history of hamstring problems and it seems that David Moyes is taking no risks over his starman.
As Antonio has taken up international football at the age of 31-years-old, West Ham are sending doctors out with him.
With Antonio heading out to play for Jamaica on every international break for the forseeable, keeping his hamstrings intact is crucial.
That’s why Moyes has been sending doctors with him.
It’s a genius move from the West Ham manager and one that could save his star man a future injury.
Michail Antonio sent away with doctor to avoid injury
He’s missed 30 games across his career with six different hamstring problems (Transfermarkt).
That’s already a lot of games and given he’s the only striker the Hammers have, keeping him fit is a necessity.
Antonio’s goalscoring record this season is one that’s certainly worth protecting.
Antonio has contributed six goals and four assists in just nine appearances this season (Transfermarkt).
He’s well on course to better his 15 combined goals and assists from last season and the fans are loving his fine form.
Unfortunately the 31-year-old is yet to score for his country.
However, as long as he’s playing for the West Ham and performing then the fans will be happy.
Moyes is getting everything right at the London Stadium at the moment and this is another one that he’s got spot on.
It’s just up to the travelling West Ham doctors to keep his £70k-a-week star fresh and fit.