David Gold defends West Ham's facilities, amid complaints from supporters over injuries

David Gold says West Ham's training ground isn't to blame for the club's injury crisis.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to state that he doesn't thing there is anything wrong with the club's facilities, despite the injury crisis at Upton Park.

The Hammers have enjoyed a bright start to the season, but Slaven Bilic has a real headache right now as an injury crisis threatens to undo all the Croatian's hard work.

First, Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia both suffered major injuries against Everton, ruling Payet out until around February, whilst Valencia could be missing until late December or even the start of January.

Then, Diafra Sakho pulled up with a thigh injury in the game against West Brom at the end of November, and matters got even worse last weekend.

Star playmaker Manuel Lanzini was ruled out of Saturday's trip to Manchester United after another thigh injury, and in the first half at Old Trafford, Victor Moses was substituted with a hamstring knock.

That's five attacking players all missing for West Ham, putting major strain on Bilic and his playing squad ahead of the famously busy Christmas period.

The shocking injury list has now prompted questions from supporters, with some tweeting co-chairman David Gold about whether the reason for all the injuries is because of the club's Chadwell Heath training ground.

Gold responded on Twitter by saying that there is nothing wrong with West Ham's training facilities, defending the club's setup.

Given that the injuries to Payet, Valencia, Sakho and Moses all occurred during games, it seems unlikely that the club's training ground would be the reason for the injury problems - though the recurring muscle issues through the squad have to be a concern for Gold and manager Bilic.

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