The Hammers have started the season well and taken points from the likes ofManchester City and Chelsea, but a number of injuries to key personnel are threatening to derail a promising campaign.
Andy Carroll, Yossi Benayoun, Jack Collison and George McCartney are out with knee problems while Alou Diarra is still fighting back to fitness after a thigh injury.
Ricardo Vaz Te is set to return in the new year after suffering a dislocated shoulder against Arsenal on October 6, and Mohamed Diame was forced off against Liverpool last week with a hamstring tear.
With so many first-team players missing, Allardyce could be forgiven for putting poor performances or defeats down to his lack of options, but the former Blackburn boss refuses to do so.
"I have had it bad before and you work so hard to avoid this type of thing, but when you look at the injuries, apart from Mo Diame all the injuries are trauma injuries," he said.
"They have happened by the trauma in a tackle or in a change of direction. Yossi Benayoun's was a tackle with Jonas Gutierrez, Andy's was a tackle, George's was a tackle in training this week.
"The trauma injuries, unfortunately for us they are something you can't really avoid, they happen in a game and you have got to try to deal or cope with it.
"It is a huge concern for us at the moment but like everything else it won't be an excuse because nobody allows you to use injuries as an excuse so we have got to go and get on with it."