The Hammers star faces a lengthy spell out of action.
Aaron Creswell has taken to Twitter to send a simple yet powerful message after news broke of his injury situation.
BBC Sport report that the 26-year old is facing up to four months on the sidelines after sustaining knee ligament damage in Saturday’s friendly against German club Karlsruher.
The news comes as a devastating blow to one of West Ham’s most consistent performers and he shared the following message this evening:
Absolutely devastated.. ⚒ pic.twitter.com/AOQuhuyKBC— AARON CRESSWELL (@Aaron_Cresswell) July 25, 2016
Cresswell will need all the support of his team-mates throughout this difficult period and Andy Carroll was quick to wish him well.
The Hammers were short in the full-back areas prior to Cresswell’s injury and now face something of a crisis ahead of the new season.
West Ham's Sam Byram and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne in action
Sam Byram and Michail Antonio can both be deployed at right-back but there is no natural left-back option amongst the senior squad.
Slaven Bilic may turn to the academy to plug the gap but a return to the transfer market would seem the more sensible option.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
Cresswell is a key figure but will likely be out until the New Year and the Hammers need a quality, first-team ready player available for the first half of the season.
Another approach could be a change in formation, with three at the back becoming an ever more utilised tactic in the modern game.
Whatever method Bilic adopts to solve this issue; it’s precisely what the Hammers didn’t need days before their first competitive fixture.