West Ham trialist Jahkeylo Burgess suffers horror leg-break

The Bermudan was set to attend trials at West Ham next month.

West Ham United, like many teams in England now, have plenty of eyes and ears around the globe.

Scouring for talent in the modern game can be the difference between clubs and West Ham recently unearthed a gem in Bermuda.

Teenager Jahkeylo Burgess has emerged as one of his nation's top young talents and was due to attend trials with West Ham next month.

That will no longer be happening.

Unfortunately the talented star will not be able to attend after having his leg broken in a cup final tie in Bermuda.

He was playing for his CedarBridge Academy side this week against Berkeley when a challenge from Edry Moore, his cousin, caused a horror leg-break.

Speaking about the injury and his now postponed West Ham trials Burgess told the Royal Gazette in Bermuda:

“At first I just thought it was a little knock, but I couldn’t get up so I knew it had to be serious. It was a clean break to both bones in my lower right leg. It was extremely painful, and making matters worst I had trials in January with West Ham United in England.”

It is a real shame for the lad. Who knows if he might have managed to make an impact with The Hammers or not but the sad fact is we will now not know.

He faces six months out and told the same report he hopes West Ham will consider him again when he returns to action.

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