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West Ham left sweating over Gianluca Scamacca’s fitness after Hammers star rolled his ankle


West Ham left sweating over Gianluca Scamacca’s fitness after Hammers star rolled his ankle in friendly against Fulham… with David Moyes pondering his attacking options ahead of Boxing Day clash with Arsenal

  • Striker Gianluca Scamacca has been injured in a friendly clash against Fulham
  • The West Ham United striker rolled his ankle in the 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage
  • The Italian Scamacca will now have his fitness assessed over the next few days
  • But is a doubt for West Ham’s Premier League trip to Arsenal on Boxing Day

West Ham could go into the Premier League restart without either of their first-choice strikers after Gianluca Scamacca injured an ankle yesterday.

The Italian lasted just 13 minutes against Fulham before limping off after Issa Diop’s challenge. 

Fellow frontman Michail Antonio was already out with a thigh strain leaving David Moyes wondering whether either will be fit for their Boxing Day showdown at Arsenal.

West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca (pictured) limped off injured against Fulham on Saturday

West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca (pictured) limped off injured against Fulham on Saturday

Hammers boss David Moyes faces a striker crisis ahead of a Boxing Day trip to Arsenal

Hammers boss David Moyes faces a striker crisis ahead of a Boxing Day trip to Arsenal

‘He [Scamacca] rolled his ankle so we’ll see how it looks over the next couple of days,’ said first-team coach Billy McKinlay. 

Scamacca has scored six goals in all competitions since his £35m move from Sassuolo this summer.

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