New Zealand captain Winston Reid to be sidelined for six weeks

New Zealand captain Winston Reid to be sidelined for six weeks

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New Zealand captain Winston Reid will miss the nation’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Fiji with a groin injury he picked up at the weekend.

Reid limped off the Olympic Stadium pitch in London in the 18th minute of the Hammers’ 3-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Saturday.

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Reid was due to link up with Anthony Hudson’s All Whites for the double-header with the island nation which begins on Saturday, but has been forced out.

And the the 28-year-old looks set to miss a larger portion of the Premier League season, but will be back before its conclusion.

The son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, Jack, revealed an update through his Twitter account, detailing a potentially lengthy spell out.

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“Reid scan later this week, but at least 4-6 weeks and might be longer,” Sullivan tweeted.

New Zealand will be active after the end of the PL season, set to challenge in the Confederations Cup in Russia in June through July.

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