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Carl Jenkinson has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

Jenko injured himself while giving away a penalty in Saturday evening’s 2-2 home draw with Manchester City, and Jack Sullivan confirmed this afternoon that his injury was far worse than first feared, and will be out for the rest of the campaign.

It comes as a tragic blow for Jenko, who was really struggling to keep up the level of performances that impressed everyone during his loan spell last term. We all wanted the club to bring him back this season, and were chuffed when Bilic brought him back for a second loan spell.

But it’s never really worked out for him since and he clearly struggled to bounce back from his horror show in the 4-3 home defeat to Bournemouth earlier in the season, when he was sent off and had an absolute shocker throughout.

He eventually lost his place to James Tomkins in the starting XI and struggled to win it back after Tomkins pretty much made the right-back position his own, despite being a centre-back.

Sam Byram’s arrival last week suggested Jenko’s time at the club was coming to an end anyway, especially after the former Leeds youngster replaced him against Man City and impressed for 80 minutes on his debut.

No his nightmare season has ended in the worst way possible, and he’ll return to Arsenal for treatment. It’s not yet known whether the club will try and terminate his loan, but it’s all but certain that he’ll never play for the club again.

Jenkinson made 59 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers, scoring two goals.

Everyone here at West Ham World would like to thank Jenko for the past year and a half and wish a quick recovery & all the best for the future.

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