West Ham boss gives Cole and Diame injury update

11:03 22 January 2014

Joe Cole. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Joe Cole. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is confident that Joe Cole won’t be out for long after being forced off against Manchester City.

Andy Carroll made his first start of the season in the 3-0 loss to the 2012 champions, but Allardyce was left to lament further injuries as midfielders Cole (groin) and Mohamed Diame (knee) went off.

Allardyce added: “Joe’s shouldn’t be too long. Mo’s looked more serious - and until a scan we don’t know - but (the medical department) are saying it may not be as serious as first thought.

“Still I think he would be out for a little while.”

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