West Ham star Jack Wilshere set for six weeks out after ankle surgery

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HAMMER BLOW

The summer signing went under the knife on Monday after injury ruled him out of Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Everton

Jack Wilshere has suffered the latest in a long line of injury blows with news he is set for six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

The Hammers have revealed Wilshere, who arrived this summer from Arsenal, has undergone minor surgery to correct a problem he suffered during the Hammers’ defeat to Wolves before the international break.

Jack Wilshere has suffered a fresh injury blow

That issue saw the 26-year-old miss Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Everton – Manuel Pellegrini’s first win as West Ham manager – having started the London club’s first three Premier League games of the season.

He went under the knife in London on Monday and is now set for up to six weeks out to recover.

A club statement read: “West Ham United can confirm that Jack Wilshere has undergone minor ankle surgery. The operation was a straightforward procedure.

“Wilshere will have a short period of rest before undertaking his rehabilitation.”

The club’s head of medical Richard Collinge added: “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.”

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