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West Ham boss gives Cole and Diame injury update

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
11:03 AM

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

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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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