West Ham United defender Winston Reid has cut a frustrated figure on Instagram after he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a long-term knee injury.
The 29-year-old was forced off the field of play on a stretcher last weekend, as Swansea ran riot at the Liberty Stadium to inflict a 4-1 defeat on David Moyes' men.
The New Zealand international has suffered multiple injuries this season and this latest blow will come as hugely frustrating to the former FC Midtjylland defender, with Sam Byram also being sidelined until the summer with an ankle problem. The length of the duo's injuries was reported by the Evening Standard on Wednesday.
Posting on Instagram, Reid sent a message to West Ham fans as he described his struggles with injury and determination to come back stronger, before stating "see you next year".
Sometimes in life you come across challenges both on and off the field lately most of mine have been on with regard to injuries . My commitment and love for the game will never stop . The way you carry yourself in good times and bad times define you as a person , we have have good and bad days no one is perfect but I assure everyone that I will do everything I can to be back better than before through hard work and dedication . Meanwhile we have an important remainder on this season with the team and is important we get the support needed ! Thank you for all your kind messages ! See you next year. #COYI
Reid's absence leaves Moyes with little options at centre-back, after the former Manchester United and Everton manager decided to sell Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.
Reece Burke and Reece Oxford have also left the club on loan and with James Collins also missing the loss to Swansea, Moyes may be left with only Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna to choose from, with the latter overcoming illness.