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West Ham's Wilshere ruled out for six weeks

Jack WIlshere could miss up to six weeks. Credit: PA

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere is facing a spell on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery, the club have announced.

Wilshere, 26, had his operation on Monday morning after missing Sunday's 3-1 Premier League win at Everton because of his injury, and now faces a period of rest before beginning his rehabilitation.

However, the Hammers' head of medical Richard Collinge has revealed the procedure went well.

In a statement on the club's official website, Collinge said: "Jack underwent successful surgery in London on Monday morning for a minor ongoing ankle issue. The surgeon was happy with the procedure and all went as planned.

"We envisage he will only need a relatively short period of rest and will then start his rehabilitation. Jack is focused and determined to get back training and playing as soon as possible."

The confirmation came amid speculation that Wilshere could be facing up to six weeks out of action.


McArthur pens contract extension at Palace

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Scotland midfielder James McArthur has signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace.

The 30-year-old has committed himself to the Eagles until the end of the 2020/21 season.

McArthur, who has played 136 games for Palace since signing from Wigan four years ago, said on the club's website: "I'm excited about the challenges that come. The manager has brought the best out of me from last season, and I really enjoy playing under him."

Page 2: 12:31McArthur has become a key member of Roy Hodgson's side, who successfully battled to stay in the Premier League last season.

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: "James is the epitome of a model professional. He sets a brilliant example to other players, and is a real team man.

"James has been a huge success at the club and embodies everything we are about at Crystal Palace. We are absolutely delighted that he has resigned with us."

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