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The West Ham academy graduate maxbet eventually had to have a cartilage operation
Midfielder Moses Makasi played with a knee injury for around a month before his loan spell at Plymouth Argyle finally came to an end.
The 22-year-old made what turned out to be his final appearance for the Pilgrims in the 0-0 draw with Portsmouth at a packed Home Park on April 14.
He returned to his parent club, West Ham United, after that game and had a cartilage operation on his right knee last Thursday.
News of the surgery came when Makasi posted a picture of himself in a hospital bad on social media.
Makasi was signed by Argyle manager Derek Adams shortly before the January transfer window closed.
He made only one substitute appearance for the Pilgrims before finally making his first start in the away game against Fleetwood Town on March 10.
Makasi opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw at Highbury Stadium with a shot from the edge of the penalty area.
Now, after seven games for Argyle, Makasi has seen his season – and his loan spell – come to a premature end.
Adams said: “He has had a cartilage operation so he’s going to be out for up to three months now.
“He first had the injury, I think it was the Fleetwood game when he went in for a tackle and he felt it there.
“He has been playing with it for a good period of time.
“He went back to West Ham on the Sunday (after the draw with Portsmouth) and they checked him over.
“They thought he should get a scan and he got operated on.
“It’s not a straightforward injury for him so they thought it was best for him to get the operation now.”
Makasi had not previously played any first team football before moving to Argyle, although he did feature in three maxbet Checkatrade Trophy group games for West Ham under-23s earlier this season.
So the midfielder was gaining valuable experience of competitive senior football with the Pilgrims before his operation.
Adams said: “It has been difficult for us with the amount of injuries that we have picked up in games.
“You can’t do anything about tackles and people flying in. It’s part and parcel of football.”
Makasi was replaced by Paul Paton in the starting line-up for the away game against Northampton Town on Saturday.
However, Paton had to be substituted in the second half of the 2-0 defeat because of an ankle ligament injury.
Adams said: “We are down to the bare bones now but we have got four games to go and we look forward to being in a position maxbet where if we win them we are in the play-offs.”