West Ham United’s record signing Andre Ayew requires surgery on his thigh injury and could be out of action for up to four months.
Ayew was forced to come off in the first half of his competitive debut against Chelsea
Jack Sullivan, son of West ham joint-chairman David, said on social media: “We are devastated that Ayew will be out for about 4 month (sic). He needs a surgery.”
In a statement on their website, the club’s head of medical and sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke admitted the player faced “a significant rehabilitation period” out of the game.
He said: “Andre Ayew injured his right thigh at Chelsea on Monday and underwent a scan on Wednesday afternoon.
“The medical team will now assess the results with a leading consultant before drawing any conclusions.
“My first thought and priority is with the player and his physical and mental wellbeing. He has suffered a significant injury and it is imperative that we do not rush to conclusions and we receive the correct diagnosis by consulting top specialists.
“The best thing we can do as a Club is to support Andre through this difficult period. We will keep you updated throughout this process and I am sure he will be come back stronger than ever.”