West Ham United are reportedly set to lose defenders Sam Byram and Winston Reid for the rest of the season after the duo suffered long-term injuries in the defeat to Swansea - but that has not stopped West Ham fans dishing out criticism.
Byram, 24, suffered an ankle injury that has ruled him out until after May this year, according to the London Evening Standard, after the former Leeds United right-back replaced Reid on Saturday during the 4-1 loss.
Byram has been unlucky with injuries at the London Stadium since his move from Championship giants Leeds, and had only just recovered from a long-term hamstring injury recently.
Reid's loss sees the Hammer struggling for centre-backs after selling Jose Fonte and allowing Reece Oxford to join Borussia Monchengladbach on loan until the end of the season. But Hammers fans have still criticised the crocked duo.
The majority are looking for the West Ham hierarchy to replace the injured duo with new signings:
Byram and Reid out for season...— headshrinker✌ (@W357H4MU7D) March 7, 2018
Both solid championship players that will be like new signing's come august. pic.twitter.com/Nl5LvoTdvT
I think it’s about time we cut our loses with him anyway— David Bennett (@DPB19882014) March 7, 2018
It was windy?Cold got into his bones? Maybe he watched back a performance of his and was mentally scarred? I know I have been.— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) March 7, 2018
Reid and Byram injured again.— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) March 7, 2018
As much as I like both players, we need to sign a replacement for both of them as they are injured way, way too often.
Na byram is dreadful nowhere near a premier league player— LewWHU⚒ (@LewisAttfield) March 7, 2018
With you. Fredrick's and Lewis Dunk (my choice CB) would be great— J Pereira (@IronsManJP) March 7, 2018
We need two young but experienced CBs Mawson and Dunk. RB/RWB, LB/LWB, DM and a quality GK.— Nicola Meyer (@NicolaMeyer7) March 7, 2018