Sakho became the first West Ham frontman to score this season when he found
the net in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Manchester United.
It was only the Senegal international's second appearance of the season
following a long spell out injured, but he could now face another four weeks on
the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
With Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew having missed the majority of the campaign
and summer signings Simone Zaza, Jonathan Calleri and Ashley Fletcher all
misfiring in front of goal, manager Slaven Bilic has another headache ahead of
Wednesday's return to Old Trafford in the EFL Cup.
"The scan will show us how bad the injury is," said Bilic. "We don't know yet
but he definitely won't play tomorrow. If it's one week, two weeks, four weeks,
I don't know.
soccer shoes "It's a big blow for us. He showed against Spurs and
against Manchester United what he brings to the team. I can only hope it's not
going to be long."
black Carroll is on the verge of returning following his latest
spell out, having suffered a knee injury in August.
But Bilic is weighing up saving the big striker's comeback for Saturday's
league meeting with Arsenal at the London Stadium.
"We're going to see," added Bilic. "If he progresses like he is with no more
things he feels, then definitely for Saturday.
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fg "Maybe tomorrow, but definitely for Saturday. With him it's day
Bilic plans to make changes for the cup clash, with summer signings Sofiane
Feghouli and Edimilson Fernandes among those set for a chance.
legend white But the Croatian made it clear he is desperate for the
Hammers to get through to the semi-finals.
16 purecontrol red "We are going to do everything we can to beat
them," he said. "Man United are probably also going to change their team.
"What we expect is the same shape from them, same kind of football, just
"When we say we are going to give a few players a chance it doesn't mean we
are going just to play a game, and that we regret beating Chelsea in the last
"It's a quarter-final, which means if you win you are in semis and that's a
big thing, and only a couple of games to final."