West Ham's Danny Ings to miss several weeks after debut knee injury

New West Ham signing Danny Ings is ruled OUT for several weeks after suffering a knee injury in his 20-minute cameo debut against Everton… with the £12m striker joining Gianluca Scamacca on the sidelines

  • Danny Ings, 30, is poised to be out of action for several weeks after a knee injury 
  • The English striker signed for West Ham from Aston Villa for £12million on Friday
  • Ings picked up the minor knock in a 20-minute cameo on his debut vs Everton 

West Ham are facing a frustrating spell without Danny Ings, after the January signing suffered a minor knee injury during his debut on Saturday.

Manager David Moyes pushed for the £12million purchase after growing frustrated by his team’s lack of goals but will not be able to call upon Ings for the next few weeks, Hammers sources have confirmed.

A late tackle on Ings towards the end of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Everton left the England striker with an injured left knee. 

Danny Ings will be out for several weeks after picking up a knee injury on his West Ham debut

The new £12m arrival picked up the minor knock in a 20-minute cameo vs Everton on Saturday

That is the same knee which has previously required surgery, though West Ham are confident this is not linked to his history of unfortunate ligament injuries.

Ings was ineligible to face Derby County in the FA Cup’s fourth round this weekend regardless, but he is also expected to miss two crucial Premier League games against Newcastle and Chelsea.

There is hope he will be fit to face Tottenham away on February 19 but, failing that, Nottingham Forest at home the following week is seen as a realistic target.

The news will come as a blow to manager David Moyes, with Gianluca Scamacca already out

Ings’ absence leaves Michail Antonio as West Ham’s only fit striker with £35.5m summer signing Gianluca Scamacca still nursing his own knee injury.

West Ham’s crucial win against the Toffees handed under-pressure Moyes a much-needed three points and proved the final nail in the coffin for Frank Lampard, who was axed by Everton’s chiefs on Monday.

Ex-Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has since emerged an early favourite for the Goodison Park hot seat. 

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