It’s something we have come accustomed to us West Ham fans, our injury jinx. It seems like any time we start making progress on the pitch, an injury nightmare to a key player, or players, is never far behind.
And once again, the curse has its grip. This time maybe worse than ever before.
You don’t have to look back too far to remember the career ending of Dean Ashton, Faubert tearing his Achilles before he even made his debut, and of course the never ending saga of Andy Carroll and his Cadburys Flake body that seem set to snap at any moment.
But this season we have seen a disaster strike across the board, with star man Dimitri Payet out for months, Diafra Sakho the same, Enner Valencia out, Victor Moses, Manuel Lanzini.. The list is piling.
Our club purposely spent well this summer to avoid any paying over-the-top fees for players in January. This also fed the plan to spend big this summer on one or two marquee signings to lead us into our new home.
But a re-think is needed. Because our club is quite close to being in a nightmare situation.
The last thing we want is to face a run of 10-15 matches with a sub standard team, that could quite easily go on a losing run.
Reports suggest that Bilic will not be in the market this January, but I cannot see this happening now. Surely?