We were very sad to hear Kieron Dyer will now miss most of the season after presumably breaking his leg in last night’s West Ham vs Bristol Rovers game. Craig Bellamy scored a brace to take the Hammers through.
It’s only 10 days since Kieron’s move to West Ham to be near his family in Ipswich, and this injury has nothing to do with his previous hamstring problems â€“ it’s just the worst of luck for the player, who has been plagued with injuries throughout his career.
Kieron Dyer – suffered broken leg against Bristol Rovers last night
His new manager Alan Curbishley was devastated for Kieron as he talked last night after the game:
“We are so devastated for him. I can’t put it into words really. “The game was immaterial after that. You put a strong side out and you wonder why sometimes.”
“We are delighted we have got through, but after 10 or 15 minutes the game was immaterial.” “Everyone in the dressing room is really down about it.”
Dyer was injured during a challenge by Rovers left-winger Joe Jacobson, which many thought to be a reckless challenge.
Curbishley went on:
“I think the Bristol Rovers player has got to be very disappointed with his tackle.â€ “As far as I can see he has lashed out after losing the ball and caught Kieron in a difficult area.
“Wouldn’t you be angry? The players could see he lashed out. But it is immaterial what the referee does after you get a serious injury like that.”
Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope insisted the incident was not a deliberate attempt to cause injury.
West Ham finally won the game 2-1 to get into the third round draw but it looks like the West Ham players are all hurting for Kieron this morning – this is just terrible luck for the Ipswich born player.
We wish Kieron a speedy recovery and hope he can get back into action before the end of the season.