January 6, 2020 / 10:09 PM / 20 days ago

West Ham's Fredericks out for several weeks with hamstring strain

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Gillingham v West Ham United - MEMS Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham, Britain - January 5, 2020 West Ham United's Ryan Fredericks receives medical attention after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

LONDON (Reuters) - West Ham United defender Ryan Fredericks has been ruled out for at least a month after suffering a hamstring strain in Sunday’s FA Cup third round win at Gillingham, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The damage suffered by the 27-year-old fullback was revealed by a scan on Monday.

"Ryan injured his hamstring while chasing back late in the first half and was assessed immediately before undergoing a scan," West Ham's medical chief Richard Collinge told the club's website here

“He will now begin a period of rehabilitation and recovery, with the plan being to return to action before the end of February.”

Reporting by Mitch Phillips, editing by Ken Ferris

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