West Ham Forward Diafra Sakho Set for Scan on Back Problem After Season Riddled With Injuries

Jude Summerfield

​West Ham forward Diafra Sakho will have a scan on a back problem on Monday, according to ​Claret and Hugh .

The website says a club source revealed the information, with Sakho reportedly complaining of back pain as he woke up ahead of the Hammers' 0-0 draw against Stoke on Saturday. The club have had injury problems with strikers, with Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew also struggling throughout the season with various knocks.

West Ham United v Everton - Premier League
West Ham United v Everton - Premier League

Club medics decided to make Sakho unavailable for the match against the Potters, with Ayew and Jonathan Calleri playing up front instead but failing to score.

A source told the website:  “It was more or less decided by the player himself and the medical people had no hesitation in making the decision. He will have a scan on Monday to see if there is any real problem.”

Sakho's future is in doubt at West Ham after a season full of injury problems. The Senegal international has made only four Premier League appearances this season, scoring once, but there have been rumours of potential unrest regarding the striker.


The 27-year-old Hammers star and his manager Slaven Bilic were  ​reportedly  involved in a fiery confrontation after Sakho refused to sit on the bench after being omitted from West Ham's starting XI in the 2-2 draw against Sunderland.

Sakho believed he was fit to start the match but Bilic remained adamant that he should take a place on the bench. In the end the forward made it clear that he would not be travelling with the squad and instead stayed in London.

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