Danny Ings faces weeks out after sustaining knee injury on West Ham debut – despite only featuring for 18 minutes following £15million transfer from Aston Villa

    Danny Ings faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury on his West Ham debut.

    The 30-year-old striker joined the Hammers from Aston Villa in a deal worth £15million on Friday.

    Ings is expected to miss several weeks of action

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    Ings is expected to miss several weeks of action

    Ings was immediately thrown into action in the 2-0 victory over Everton on Saturday, emerging as a substitute in the 72nd minute.

    Now, though, The Guardian reports that Ings injured his knee in a late challenge towards the end of the game.

    He is expected to miss the upcoming Premier League fixtures against Newcastle and Chelsea.

    Ings was never available for the FA Cup fourth round clash against Derby, having already featured in the competition for Villa.

    It is understood the Hammers hope Ings may return for the trip to Tottenham on February 19, although the visit of Nottingham Forest on February 26 could be more likely.

    The former Burnley and Liverpool striker has struggled with long-term knee injuries in the past, but this problem is not thought to be connected.

    Ings was seen as the solution to West Ham’s goal problem

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    Ings was seen as the solution to West Ham’s goal problem

    West Ham have struggled for goals this season and find themselves in a relegation battle.

    Ings’ absence is an untimely blow for the club, who signed him as emergency back up for the injured Gianluca Scamacca and misfiring Michail Antonio.

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