West Ham's Elliot Lee injured 95 minutes into Southend United loan

Elliot Lee
Lee's Southend loan was initially supposed to last three months

West Ham striker Elliot Lee has returned to his parent club after getting injured just 95 minutes into his Southend United loan spell.

The 19-year-old, son of former England player Rob Lee, tore a hamstring in his first Shrimpers training session.

Southend boss Phil Brown told BBC Essex: "The paperwork was done at 9:30 on Friday morning.

"We started the session at 10:30 - and at five past 11 he pulled up with a hamstring injury."

Southend boss Phil Brown
"We've mutually agreed to cancel the loan. But come January or February, it is certainly one we would revisit."

Lee has made two substitute appearances for the Hammers and scored once in four games during a loan spell at Colchester United last season.

"It's a real unfortunate situation. It sometimes happens in football," said Brown.

"We've had good conversations with the West Ham staff. It's just a very unfortunate situation.

"It's a real bad hamstring tear. He'll be out for 10 or 12 weeks.

"We've mutually agreed to cancel the loan. But come January or February, it is certainly one we would revisit."

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