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Doctoring the house

Filed: Monday, 14th April 2008
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United's medical team is set to be given an overhaul, according to reports.

The team responsible for treatment and prevention of injuries have come under heavy fire in recent months following a series of injuries that have blighted the United squad all season.

Tonight an unnamed spokesman told the Evening Standard that the club's board have ordered changes as the current season draws to a close.

"That side of the club is already being looked at," said the spokesman, before adding: "We have to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Meanwhile tomorrow's Times adds that the club have ordered a team from London's Roehampton University to investigate the club's medical facilities and rehabilitation programmes.

West Ham's extensive injury list has been in double figures for much of the season. Virtually a week has gone by without another new name being added to the list.

The latest casualty - Anton Ferdinand - limped off after less than a minute into Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Bolton with a hamstring injury. It is these preventable strains that has so concerned the United board - and supporters.

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by James
03:49PM 15th Apr 2008
''The same thing happened with the NY Yankees baseball team's medical staff. Only their overhaul involved removing the whole staff!''

by Alex
12:42PM 15th Apr 2008
''We should all revoke the remaining home games this season until Curbs is out!''

by Chigwells Finest
10:26AM 15th Apr 2008
''Isn't this a case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted?

Alarm bells should have been ringing after the disappearance of Faubert, Bellamy, Bowyer et al, whom should of been playing weeks ago as we were led to believe.

Add the farce surrounding Gabbidon's whereabouts just sums up our season. Premier League club with a stone age backroom ...''

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