Report suggests how long West Ham's injured striker Diafra Sakho will be ruled out for

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho with manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is reportedly set to miss four weeks of action.

According to The Mirror, West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is expected to miss four weeks of action after picking up a hamstring injury against Manchester United on Sunday.

Sakho, 26, saw a summer move to West Bromwich Albion collapse over a failed medical (Telegraph), and few expected him to have much of a future under Slaven Bilic.

West Ham United's Diafra Sakho with manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United's Diafra Sakho with manager Slaven Bilic

After missing the first three months of the season through injury, Sakho was handed a shock start away at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, and was again included in Bilic's starting line-up at Manchester United on Sunday.

With the Senegalese striker fighting for his future, he impressed against Manchester United, scoring the opening goal inside the first two minutes and putting in a strong display up front on his own.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with West Ham's Diafra SakhoTottenham's Danny Rose in action with West Ham's Diafra Sakho

However, Sakho was substituted on 66 minutes with a hamstring injury, and West Ham fans have been concerned about his status given that he is now the only Hammers striker to have scored a league goal this season.

Now, The Mirror report that Sakho will undergo a scan today – but West Ham fear that he will be ruled out for four weeks in what would be a major blow for Bilic.

Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring the second goal for West HamDiafra Sakho celebrates scoring for West Ham

West Ham attempted to land players to boost their strike force over the summer, but Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri have yet to find the net, and Sakho's return to scoring form was a massive boost to the struggling Hammers.

However, Bilic may have to go back to the drawing board up front, with Sakho now set to be ruled out, and target man Andy Carroll still working his way back from an injury picked up after the first game of the season.

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