Major injury boost for West Ham ahead of Sheffield United trip

West Ham are optimistic about Jarrod Bowen’s fitness for the upcoming match against Sheffield United on Sunday 21st of January, as reported by Jacob Steinberg, a journalist from The Guardian. The England international is aiming for a quick return to action following an ankle injury sustained in the 1-1 draw against Bristol City on January 7th.

The 27-year-old winger is set to sit out the FA Cup third-round replay against the Championship side on Tuesday (16 January). However, there is optimism that he could make a return to the Hammers’ lineup for the subsequent trip to Bramall Lane. Earlier concerns about a potentially extended period on the sidelines now seem to have eased.

Steinberg tweeted on social media:

“West Ham hoping Jarrod Bowen will be fit to play against Sheffield United on Sunday #whufc”.

With Lucas Paqueta sidelined due to injury and Mohammed Kudus away representing Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations, there are opportunities for other players to step up in the attack. If any of the fringe players, such as Danny Ings and Pablo Fornals, can deliver a strong performance at Ashton Gate, they have the chance to secure a place in the team for the trip to Bramall Lane this weekend.