West Ham forward Enner Valencia has slammed the club for “forgetting” about his knee injury.
The striker has had a stop-start career at Upton Park since his move there last summer, and his latest injury against FC Astra last month looks likely to keep him out of action for another eight weeks.
But a story has emerged that the Ecuador international made complaints about the club and its medical staff during an interview on a radio station back in his homeland.
He was reported to have told La Deportiva: “West Ham seem to have forgotten that I’m injured. But they don’t let me speak to another doctor. I don’t understand why West Ham doctors are doing this to me.
“The truth is that West Ham have not been supporting me.
“I have tried to ask an external doctor but the doctor of West Ham doesn’t want me to ask another doctor. It’s my health we are talking about here.
“I have been injured for a month and I still don’t know what the name of my injury is.
He added: “I think I will have to ask a doctor to see me behind their backs. I have been thinking about going to an airport and getting out of London.”
West Ham have yet to respond to the story.