West Ham manager David Moyes says he is hopeful of having Aaron Cresswell back in contention for the trip to Arsenal on Wednesday night.
The 31-year-old has not played since picking up a back injury in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City last month, and Arthur Masuaku took his place in the 0-0 draw against Burnley yesterday.
With Ben Johnson sidelined with a hamstring issue and Ryan Fredericks unavailable due to an ongoing groin problem, Moyes is down to the bare bones in terms of his options at fullback.
Things are not promising at centre-half either. Kurt Zouma has been ruled out for a number of months after tearing his hamstring in the 3-2 win over Chelsea.
Angelo Ogbonna is not expected to play again this season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury so Issa Diop and Craig Dawson will need to stay fit, at least until January when reinforcements can be brought in.