Declan Rice shows off nasty scars after training-ground collision with West Ham ace Issa Diop

1st September 2018, London Stadium, London, England; EPL Premier League football, West Ham United versus Wolverhampton Wanderers; Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores his sides...

Diop is yet to prove his hefty summer transfer fee at West Ham.

Issa Diop of West Ham United arrives for the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Declan Rice has shown just how intense West Ham United's training sessions can be by posting a picture on Instagram of some nasty looking scars, sustained following a collision with Issa Diop.

Diop, a £22million signing from Toulouse (BBC Sport), is yet to prove his transfer fee after conceding four goals in the Premier League in his two appearances at centre-back.

 

He did, though, score in a 3-1 Carabao Cup win over AFC Wimbledon and he could start against Everton on Sunday at Goodison as The Hammers look to end a run of four straight Premier League defeats.

But Manuel Pellegrini will have been worried that summer signing Diop had inflicted an injury during training on teenage star Rice, who posted a picture of his right shin with four scars. He entitled the photo with: "Thank you my friend".

Rice/Diop Instagram

Rice, meanwhile, has been left on the West Ham bench as an unused substitute in the club's last two Premier League games, as controversy continues to surround the versatile star.

Indeed, Rice is yet to decide between playing for Ireland or England despite making three appearances for Ireland's national team. He is also in the final 12 months of his contract, after turning down an offer from the east Londoners.

Mark Noble and  Declan Rice of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 30, 2018 in Romford, England.

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