David Gold responds on Twitter to criticism of West Ham’s injury record

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West Ham have suffered a lot of injuries this season.

Taking to his personal Twitter account, David Gold has reacted to criticism aimed at West Ham’s injury record this season.

When asked why the Hammers are seeing so many players struck down with injury, Gold clarified the situation by claiming that West Ham have only suffered an average number of injuries this term.

West Ham have so far suffered 29 injuries this season, losing the likes of Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid and Diafra Sakho to spells on the sideline.

Their injuries have been well documented, as they have all happened to key players, who have spent extended time out of the game.

However, in terms of the actual Premier League season, West Ham are sitting quite low in the rankings for injuries suffered.

West Ham’s 29 injuries is seventh in the division, but there is a gap of six injuries between them and sixth placed Newcastle.

Manchester City have been struck down by the most issues, having seen 51 specific issues hit players throughout the season.

There has been criticism of West Ham’s training pitches as to why they have suffered so many injuries this term, but it seems they are only enduring the natural injury campaign of a Premier League team.

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