Collins suffers hamstring woe

22 February 2009 12:47
West Ham United defender James Collins faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury during the 2-1 defeat at Bolton Wanderers. Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola fears the worst, after watching Collins being stretchered off the pitch moments after Bolton's second goal. "He is going to have a problem," said the Italian. "It's a hamstring. "How long it's going to be I don't know but it isn't looking very good. We don't know. "He's going to have a scan. It's a pity because James has been playing very well and we're going to have to lose him for a while." Of his side's display at the Reebok Stadium, Zola added: "The only complaint I have is we didn't take the chances we created. "It's a pity because the performance was the performance of a team that didn't deserve it. "This is football. You cannot afford to concede anything to Premier League teams because they take advantage, so it is a good lesson for us for the future."

Source: ESA