On Thursday afternoon, 29-year old West Ham Midfielder Manuel Lanzini was returning to the training site following international duty and was in the passenger seat of his car, driven by a chauffeur, when an accident took place. According to sources, the Argentina midfielder did not require hospital care.
After an international break in which he was away from Argentina, Lanzini returned to England. He was on his way to West Ham’s training center at the Rush Green compound in east London.
Onboard a Mercedes V-Class with the club’s number plate, the car lost control and slid to the side, scaring witnesses. The footballer’s car supposedly flipped after hitting a tree.
“Police were alerted to a collision on the A12 in Romford at 12:49 a.m. on March 31,” a Met spokeswoman said. Officers arrived and discovered that a car had exited the westbound lane and collided with a tree.
Fortunately, Lanzini did not sustain any injuries. He was transferred to West Ham’s training facility, where he was assessed for injuries. West Ham’s medical team deemed him fit and well after careful examination. The player did not need to be admitted to the hospital.
Later that night, the midfielder took to Instagram to inform his fans and followers that he was in excellent health, taking a photo and offering a thumbs up. West Ham manager David Moyes expects him to be available for Sunday’s Premier League match against Everton.
An Argentine attacking midfielder, Manuel Lanzini, plays for West Ham United in the Premier League and for the Argentina national team. He has played for River Plate and Fluminense in the past. He is known for his excellent dribbling talents and speed, vision, and ability to ghost past defenders.
Lanzini joined West Ham on loan from Al Jazira Club in 2015-16 before making a permanent move. He has scored 28 goals in 193 appearances for the East London club.
On May 21, 2018, he was chosen for Argentina’s final 23-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and he started in a 4–0 friendly win against Haiti on May 29 in Buenos Aires, where he played for an hour before being replaced by Maximiliano Meza. Lanzini was ruled out of the World Cup on June 8, 2018, after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament during a training session.
He has also represented his country five times, with his most recent appearance in 2019 for the Albicelestes. In March 2018, he scored his only goal for Argentina in a 2-0 friendly win against Italy at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.
During the international break, Lanzini was an unused substitute in Argentina’s 3-0 triumph over Venezuela and 1-1 draw with Ecuador. He has played 35 times for West Ham this season, and Captain David Moyes will be aiming to use him against Everton on Sunday. After being called up to Argentina’s squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador, the player was returned to the training facility.