West Ham XI vs Genk: planned roster, confirmed squad news and latest injuries for Europa League game
Soucek was caught in the face by Salomon Rondon’s boot at Goodison Park and needed stitches after the game.
The Czech midfielder has seen a plastic surgeon these days and participated in training on Wednesday.
The Hammers face Genk in the Europa League on Thursday night, but it will take more than a few stitches to stop Soucek.
“Tomas is doing fine,” Moyes said.
“He hurt a bit. He had stitches in his lip, cheek and nose. He’s fine. I don’t think his injuries would be a reason not to play him. a decision of whether we decide to put it back or not.
“Tomas wants to play. He had his lip sewn up and had it done by a plastic surgeon because he had it done after the game. He also had stitches here (on the cheek ) and here (on the nose) He’s fine.
“I told him, ‘Look at my eyebrows. My eyebrows have been sewn in from my years as a center-half, “so he still has a few stitches before he gets to that level.”
West Ham predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Vlasic, Laznini, Fornals; Antoine
Arbitrator: Donatas Rumsas (LTU)
West Ham team: Fabianski, Martin, Randolph, Areola, Diop, Dawson, Ogbonna, Zouma, Baptise, Fredericks, Johnson, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Fornals, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio
Outside: Coufal (groin), Kral (Covid)