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.
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.
“Reid scan later this week, but at least 4-6 weeks and might be longer,” Sullivan tweeted.
INJURY UPDATE- Reid scan later this week, but at least 4-6 weeks and might be longer
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) March 20, 2017
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.