Enner Valencia confirms yet another injury setback, will have scan today

Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble

West Ham striker Enner Valencia has admitted that he will have a scan on his latest foot injury.

West Ham United striker Enner Valencia has told the club's official website that he has suffered another foot injury, and will have a scan later today.

The Ecuadorian international joined the Hammers from Pachuca last summer, with West Ham clearly impressed with his exploits at last summer's World Cup, where he scored all three of Ecuador's goals at the tournament.

With just five goals this season, fans may have expected more from Valencia, but he's still impressed with electric pace and high work rate.

On Saturday, Valencia returned to the West Ham side after almost a month out injured, playing 78 minutes of West Ham's 1-1 draw against Stoke City.

The 25-year-old had been ruled out having cut his foot on a piece of broken glass in his bathroom, but could now be out of action again.

Valencia told the West Ham official website that a Stoke player damaged his foot again, and will now have to undergo a scan later today to find out the diagnosis. 

"I don’t know yet how serious it is, as they are going to run a scan on Monday," said Valencia. "It was not done on purpose – a Stoke player stepped backwards and onto my foot. I think I have a little bit of an injury on my foot, but we have to run a scan on Monday to be sure."

With Andy Carroll out until the end of the season and Mauro Zarate out on loan, Diafra Sakho and Carlton Cole are the only strikers available if Valencia is ruled out for a lengthy period of time - which will worry manager Sam Allardyce as well as the fans

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