Report shares how long West Ham will be without Javier Hernandez for

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United have suffered a major injury blow with the news that Javier Hernandez will be missing for the next couple of weeks.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, West Ham will be without Javier Hernandez for the next two weeks, meaning that he will miss David Moyes' first three games in charge.

The Mirror reports that Hernandez sustained a hamstring problem during Mexico's draw with Belgium on Friday, and will not be ready for the return of the Premier League this weekend.

Liverpool's German-born Cameroonian defender Joel Matip (R) tackles West Ham United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez during the English Premier League football match between West Ham...

It will be a major blow for Moyes as he prepares to take charge of the Hammers for the first time on Saturday, looking to lead the side out of the relegation zone in the top flight.

The Mirror reports that Hernandez will miss the away trip to Watford, the home game against Leicester and the away fixture with Moyes' old side Everton in a fortnight.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Though the 29-year-old's form has not always been the most convincing since his £17 million summer move, he would have surely been a player that Moyes would have wanted to rely on during the early stages of his tenure.

Hernandez has scored four goals in 11 top flight appearances for the Irons, while their next highest goalscorer has just two strikes to their name so far, so Moyes will undoubtedly need someone to step up for the next three games to ensure that the side's situation is not even bleaker by the time Hernandez returns. 

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