Lucas Paqueta has spoken out on his collarbone injury and it’s great news for West Ham after scare stories were doing the rounds.
As reported by Hammers News on Monday, Paqueta was a doubt for the Liverpool game with an injury to his collarbone and neck area during the draw against Southampton.
The Brazil ace played on after the initial injury but went down off the ball late on in some pain and had to be substituted.
TV cameras showed West Ham’s Emerson – his former Lyon teammate and a fellow Brazilian-born Portuguese speaker – translating between Paqueta and the Hammers physio as the injury was assessed on the bench.
The midfield ace looked in some discomfort. But there has been no mention of Paqueta’s injury by the club or West Ham until the teamsheet showed he was absent at Anfield.
David Moyes confirmed the collarbone injury and described it as “serious”.
That gave The Daily Mail all the rope they needed to run a sensational story this evening claiming West Ham’s record signing looked set to miss the World Cup.
But this evening the player himself has rubbished such talk in an update on social media that will be a massive relief to fans of both the Hammers and Brazil.
Lucas Paqueta has spoken out on his collarbone injury and it’s great news for West Ham after the scare stories.
Because the midfield star says he will be back playing within two weeks for West Ham.
“Good evening people,” Paqueta said on Instagram.
“In West Ham’s last game against Southampton, I had a right collarbone injury. I had an exam today and it was found to have a ligament injury. I’m fine, it was just a scare.
“In the next two weeks I’m back and soon I’ll be on the field with the Hammers!!! Thank you all for the messages! God in control.”