West Ham team news: Jack Wilshere suffers setback in return from ankle injury

Wilshere underwent minor ankle surgery after picking up the injury against Wolves early last month

Hardik Vyas
Friday 19 October 2018 07:41
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Jack Wilshere's return after an ankle surgery has been pushed back but in an welcome boost striker Andy Carroll is back training on the pitch, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said.

Wilshere, who joined West Ham from Arsenal on a free transfer at the start of the season, underwent minor ankle surgery after picking up the injury against Wolves early last month.

The 26-year-old, however, remains on the sidelines due to some inflammation around the ankle, pushing his likely return to next month.

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

The Chilean was more optimistic about Carroll's fitness levels, with the striker pencilled in for a return in "15 days" after suffering an ankle issue during pre-season.

West Ham, currently 15th in the Premier League standings with seven points, host London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

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