Injury blow for Hammers ahead of Sunderland trip

RULED OUT ... Mark Noble.
RULED OUT ... Mark Noble.

KEY midfielder Mark Noble has been ruled out of West Ham United’s trip to Sunderland on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has missed some games recently with a calf injury, and now it appears he could be out for longer with an Achilles problem.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said: “Mark Noble still has trouble with his Achilles tendon but that’s the only injury worry at the moment.”

The Hammers have had a superb start to the season, and sit fourth in the Premier League table heading into Saturday’s match at the Stadium of Light.