West Ham fans react as Hernandez scan shows thigh injury

West Ham United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The London Stadium, in east...

Javier Hernandez is currently West Ham's top goalscorer with four goals this season.

Mexico's Javier Hernandez (L) fights for the ball with Belgium's Thomas Meunier during the friendly football match between Belgium and Mexico at The King Baudoin Stadium in Brussels on...

The Times claim West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez is a huge doubt for David Moyes' first game in charge against Watford on Sunday after suffering a muscle injury while on international duty.

The 29-year-old was replaced in the 51st minute of Mexico's 3-3 draw against Belgium last Friday, and has since withdrawn from Juan Carlos Osorio's side in order to have a chance of being fit for the Hammers.

However, The Times report claims Hernandez underwent a scan on Monday after appearing to injure his hamstring in the green of Mexico. However, the results showed inflammation on his thigh.

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.

With four goals in his 13 West Ham appearances, the former Manchester United striker is the Hammers' top goalscorer so far this season but is yet to find the back of the net in a match that the east Londoners have won.

Now, Moyes will be sweating on the fitness of his star striker as he looks to get off to a winning start with West Ham sitting in the bottom three of the Premier League after losing to Liverpool 4-1 last time out.

West Ham fans were devastated on Twitter after hearing that Hernandez could miss Sunday's Premier League clash, with some fans urging Moyes to start striker Diafra Sakho instead.


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