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.
Here are some of the best tweets from fans following the news…
Carl Jenkinson’s injury is far more serious than we thought and he is out for the rest of the season.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) January 26, 2016
— WestHamWorld.co.uk (@WestHamWorld) January 26, 2016
Feel so sorry for Jenks..
— James Walker (@JamesWalkerrrr) January 26, 2016
Sad to hear about Jenkinson, hope he recovers well. Never will hate him, just had a bad season, good luck jenko!
— 'ammers (@PayetAssists) January 26, 2016
The Jenko story this year is really really sad..Shame that, especially after the brilliant games from him last season. Speedy recovery Jenks
— Viliyan 父 Isaev (@ViliyanIsaev) January 26, 2016
Carl Jenkinson was v good last season and seemed to suffer a loss of confidence this season. Sorry for him that his season is over #WHUFC
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) January 26, 2016
Gutted Jenkinson is out for the rest of the season, quality player on his day just a shame none of them days have come this season
— Charlie Radford (@CharlieRadford9) January 26, 2016
poor jenko. hope he recovers quickly and finds first team football where he can replicate his form from last year.
— Brooks (@georgiebrooks63) January 26, 2016
gutting for jenko he's still a good player just lost all confidence this year. Hopefully injury isn't that bad
— Tom Edwards (@Tom_Edwards1997) January 26, 2016
Gutted for Jenko. Really wish this season had worked out for him as he genuinely loved the club. confidence went & it's gotten worse for him
— ⚒ Drew Peacock ⚒ (@drewpeacockwhu) January 26, 2016
Feel sorry for jenko, had a bad season this year and now he's out for the rest of it. Good luck in the future @carljenkinson
— Ashley. #DT38 ⚒ (@WestHamFan3) January 26, 2016
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