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West Ham striker opens up about freak foot injury

West Ham striker Enner Valencia has explained how he ended up in hospital after a broken cup lacerated his foot.

The Ecuadorian international missed three weeks of action due to the incident, but is expected to be back for this weekend's game with Leicester City.

Enner Valencia was treated in hospital. Credit: PA

“Basically, what happened is that about one or two o’clock in the afternoon, a cup that was on the toilet where I kept the toothbrushes and toothpaste fell on the ground and broke,” Valencia told West Ham's official website.

“I picked up the pieces and I didn’t realise I had missed a piece. Then, in the middle of the night I went to the toilet bare-footed and half-asleep and stepped right on it."

Allardyce on West Ham chief Brady: 'She's wrong!'

Sam Allardyce says vice-chairman Karen Brady was wrong to suggest West Ham have been under-performing in recent weeks after the Hammers beat Sunderland 1-0.

Big Sam doesn't believe West Ham have been under-peforming. Credit: PA

With Allardyce's West Ham future still very up in the air heading into this evening's Premier League at Upton Park, Brady said:

"The fact is that West Ham are underachieving and it is Sam Allardyce's task to identify the reason and rectify it. He would wish it no other way."

But Allardyce does not agree, explaining to Sky Sports this evening:

She's wrong. She's wrong in what she's saying. Under-performing? No. Should we have got more results than we have? Yes.

– West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

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