Manuel Pellegrini’s preparations for the brand new season have been hit
West Ham have revealed Andy Carroll and Winston Reid will both be out of motion for not less than three months.
Striker Carroll performed and scored in Sunday’s first pre-season pleasant towards Swiss outfit FC Winterthur however has been battling an ankle damage that requires surgery.
In a double blow Hammers supervisor Manuel Pellegrini‘s preparations for the brand new season, defender Reid may even go underneath the knife due to a knee downside.
An announcement from West Ham’s new Head of Medical Richard Collinge learn: “Andy performed and scored in Sunday’s match however continues to be reporting some discomfort in his ankle and additional scans have revealed that he requires some minor surgery to present extra energy and stability to the realm.
“Winston has been suffering some swelling around the knee injury that he sustained at Swansea last season and he too is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area. We have decided that this is the best course of action to ensure that both players have a chance of returning to full fitness as soon as possible.”
Pellegrini, who changed David Moyes as supervisor in May, added: “We are clearly very unhappy to hear that Andy and Winston have suffered setbacks. This is a giant blow for them and us, however we hope to see them again in motion as quickly as attainable.
“It does mean that we have lost two senior players in key areas, though, and we’ll continue to work hard with the owners to make further additions to strengthen the playing squad, beyond the five new signings already confirmed.”