Gokhan Tore has not exactly hit the ground running at West Ham this season and to make matters worse he has now been sidelined for up to five weeks due to injury. Tore is not expected to return to first team football until November and his absence adds to an already mounting injury crisis at the East London based outfit.
The Turkish international winger did not get a particularly sympathetic reaction from the Hammers faithful, in fact the response was quite the opposite.
We took a look at how West Ham fans reacted to news of his injury on social media.
In general most West Ham fans did not seem particularly bothered in fact some supporters feel it could end up being a blessing for the team.
West Ham's prospects brighten as reports say Gokhan Tore out for 5 weeks…… #WHUFC
— Punkhammer (@PunkHammer) October 11, 2016
— Rinseton Reid (@RinsetonReid) October 11, 2016
Others celebrated the news of his injury.
I shouldn't be happy but gokhan tore being injured is the best news #WHUFC
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) October 11, 2016
Tore is not exactly the most popular man in the east end of London right now.
Gokhan Tore is injured, thank god, this is the best news West Ham have had in a while 👌🏼
— Fred (@F_Chandler26) October 11, 2016
This tweeter revealed that he hoped the injury was for a longer period of time.
Absolutely devastating that Gokhan Tore will be out for about 5 weeks.
I wish it was longer.
— Aran (@AranNicolWHUFC) October 10, 2016
West Ham have loaned Tore on a one-year deal from Besiktas and did pay a £2.5 million upfront free. The Hammers have a £10 million buyout clause option and despite rumours that they will send him back in January the club will have to keep him on until the end of the season.
Sullivan with Gokhan Tore's contract tomorrow pic.twitter.com/hl3hNCP4dp
— SB (@_SuperSlav) October 9, 2016
Considering Tore provided the assist in the Hammers sole victory of the season against Bournemouth the reaction towards the explosive winger has been a little over the top. It is not like the rest of the team have been in amazing form.
Gokhan Tore out for 5 weeks pic.twitter.com/ykZ1R3qE0u
— Joe Kelly (@JoeKelly92) October 11, 2016