West Ham's Cole aggravates hip injury

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has aggravated a hip problem.

Cole was an early arrival at West Ham's Chadwell Heath training ground on Thursday morning to undergo treatment in the hope he will be passed fit to feature at the weekend.

"I have been playing with a bad hip for about four or five weeks now and last night it just seized up," he said.

"It restricted me a bit and I couldn't influence the game as much as I wanted to."

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