West Ham United record-signing Andre Ayew could be out for up to four months after suffering a thigh injury on Monday against Chelsea.
Ayew, 26, cost the Hammers a record £20.5 million earlier in the summer as the Ghaneian international joined the London side from Swansea City. Ayew had to step off just 35 minutes into his debut for his new club on Monday at Stamford Bridge.
“Andre Ayew injured his right thigh at Chelsea on Monday and underwent a scan on Wednesday afternoon,” Stijn Vandenbroucke, Head of Medical and Sports Science at the club told whufc.com.
“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.
“At this time, it is too early to put a timeframe on his potential return date but Andre is facing a significant rehabilitation period.
“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.”
West Ham suffered a 2-1 loss in the game against Chelsea after a goal by Diego Costa in the 89th minute. The Hammers will take on Bournemouth on Sunday at the London Stadium.