The star man of West Ham fear, Andriy Yarmolenko, could be out for SIX MONTHS after breaking his Achilles in the defeat of Tottenham.
- West Ham is concerned that Andriy Yarmolenko may be out of action for six months
- The end broke his Achilles tendon during his defeat to Tottenham.
- Yarmolenko will undergo more tests on the problem on Sunday afternoon
- Jack Wilshere has also suffered a setback in his recovery from ankle surgery.
Steve Stammers For Mailonline
The end of West Ham fear, Andriy Yarmolenko, could be out for six months with a broken Achilles tendon.
And that's the second injury hit that hit the Hammers in a week after midfielder Jack Wilshere suffered a setback in his recovery from ankle surgery. Yarmolenko, 28, is the most serious case and West Ham will learn the full extent of his problem after today's explorations.
The Ukrainian – signed in the summer for £ 18million by Borussia Dortmund – was recalled in a car during the 1-0 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.
Fear of West Ham Andriy Yarmolenko could be out for six months with a broken Achilles tendon
Yarmolenko fell awkwardly inside the Tottenham penalty area while West Ham was attacking
The indications are that it is a similar injury to the one that kept Arsenal's central running back Laurent Koscielny out of the World Cup.
The former defender from France was sidelined in May and has just returned to training. It is unlikely that he will be considered for a return of the first team until the middle of next month.
Wilshere needs a hit on the ankle before considering a comeback.
The recovery of the former Arsenal player was delayed two weeks, and he was expelled from the Carabao Cup tied with Tottenham in nine days.
Marko Arnautovic comforts his teammate when they take him out of the field on a stretcher
West Ham star Jack Wilshere also suffered a setback in his recovery from ankle surgery.