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West Ham's Yarmolenko sidelined for six months after achilles surgery

Andriy Yarmolenko will be sidelined for around six months after undergoing Achilles surgery, Credit: PA

West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko will be sidelined for around six months after undergoing Achilles surgery, the Premier League club have announced.

The 28-year-old was forced off during the defeat to Tottenham at the weekend and the Hammers on Monday confirmed the Ukraine international "has undergone successful surgery to repair a damaged Achilles tendon".

Yarmolenko, who has scored two goals in 10 games for West Ham after joining from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, faces a long spell on the sidelines.

West Ham's head of medical services Richard Collinge told the club's website: "Andriy's operation went well and we will now work hard to support him throughout the rehabilitation process.

"His recovery will be planned very carefully and we have every confidence that he will return to full fitness within the scheduled timeframe."

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Wilshere's West Ham return pushed back to November

Jack Wilshere underwent a minor operation in September. Credit: PA

Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback with the West Ham midfielder battling to return from ankle surgery.

The 26-year-old, whose career has been punctuated by injury problems, underwent a minor operation in September and was expected to be sidelined for around six weeks.

However, Wilshere is still having to rest due to some inflammation around the ankle meaning he is unable to resume training, pushing his likely return date back until November.

"Jack felt some pain the last two days here so he needs more time to recover," revealed manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Wilshere, who joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer, had started all four of West Ham's Premier League matches before he was injured against Wolves on September 1.

There was better news concerning another injury-plagued player, though, with Andy Carroll back on the training pitch.

The striker has yet to figure this term after suffering a recurrence of an ankle problem during pre-season.

"Andy is recovering," added Pellegrini. "He started working this week, part of the warm-up with the whole squad, so we will see in the next week how he improves.

"I hope that in a maximum of 15 days he will at least be working with the squad completely."

West Ham boss Pellegrini dispels talk of Dzeko reunion

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West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has played down rumours of a potential move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko.

Reports in Italy claim Pellegrini could be reunited with Dzeko at the London Stadium having previously managed him at Manchester City.

However, Pellegrini said: "You can talk about five, six or seven players that are linked with us. We must not talk about one player.

"I know him well but we are not thinking about that at the moment."

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