Declan Rice vows to ‘be right back’ from knee ligament injury picked up by England, with West Ham star sidelined for six weeks in a massive blow to boss David Moyes
- Declan Rice was injured on an international flight with England last week
- He has started convalescing after a knee injury and is doing everything he can to get back as soon as possible
- Rice promised to “be right back,” but faces four to six weeks without action
England international Declan Rice has vowed to be back ‘in no time’ as the injured West Ham midfielder will be on the sidelines for between four and six weeks.
Rice, who had played every minute in the Premier League this season before the Hammers’ trip to Wolves on Monday night, suffered a knee ligament injury while on the England service last week.
Alongside a photo of himself with his thumbs up, Rice wrote on Twitter: “Rehab has begun. Gutted to miss the game (vs Wolves).
Declan Rice raises his thumb as he begins to recover from a knee ligament injury
The West Ham star vowed to be ‘back’ in no time after encountering the problem of English duty
“Overwhelmed with all the support, but I’ll be right back. Come on guys! ‘
West Ham tweeted, ‘Good luck with your recovery, December!’
The Hammers won a thrilling match without their star midfielder, going up 3-0 before Wolves cut it back to 3-2, but failed to find an equalizer.
Manager David Moyes admitted that Rice’s absence was ‘disappointing’ with the Hammers in their pursuit of qualifying for the Champions League.
Moyes told Sky Sports: ‘It’s disappointing. We knew he wouldn’t be available after the match against England. Either way, we’ll move on.
The midfielder sustained the injury during his international service with England last week
Rice is expected to be sidelined with ligament damage for between four and six weeks
“ We’ve overcome the disappointment of that feeling and it gives other people opportunities and that’s what squads are for and hopefully we have the squad to deal with it.
“We know we miss a good player, but the team plays very well.”
Rice had not missed a Premier League game since West Ham met Southampton in May 2019 and TV pundit Jamie Carragher said the London club would miss his influence.
“It will be difficult (without him),” Carragher told Sky Sports. ‘I think it will be a big blow for them to get into the top four.
“If he is out for a long time, four to six weeks, that will be a big blow, because he has had excellent form this season.”
Rice is desperate to be fit for the Hammers before the end of the season, and then for England