West Ham’s Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek is match for Thursday’s Europa League sport with Genk after having cosmetic surgery on his face.
Soucek, 26, was unintentionally kicked within the face by Everton striker Salomon Rondon in Sunday’s Premier League sport.
“Tomas is OK. He is been a bit sore. He is had stitches in his lip, cheek and nostril – he is superb,” mentioned Hammers boss David Moyes.
“I do not assume his accidents can be any motive to not play him.”
Moyes added: “It is only a resolution on whether or not we determine to relaxation him or not – Tomas needs to play.
“He is had his lip stitched and he obtained it carried out by a plastic surgeon once more as a result of he had it carried out after the sport.
“I mentioned to him ‘have a look at my eyebrows’. My eyebrows have been stitched from my years as a centre-half, so he is obtained just a few extra stitches earlier than he will get to this stage.”
West Ham prime Europa League Group H with two wins from two video games, with Belgian facet Genk in third place.
“I am actually having fun with it. We’re a very joyful membership for the time being,” mentioned Moyes.
“Everybody’s having fun with the league video games and Europe and I’ve to say I am actually having fun with the European expertise.
“I would like the gamers to go far in it. It will be nice if we might prime the group, however making an attempt to be sure that we undergo can be the primary purpose for the time being.”