Andre Ayew Injured, Set To Miss Four Months

Andre Ayew injured his thigh in his debut match for West Ham United against Chelsea, and is set to miss at least four months. Club co-chairman David Gold confirmed that Ayew will require surgery on his thigh. Gold confirmed via twitter that the new signing will need surgery on his hamstring.

Andre Ayew Injured, Set To Miss Four Months

Ayew became the club-record signing for the Hammers just over a week ago, and is now set to miss a massive portion of the 2016-17 campaign. This blow will surely put a damper on the start of the season, as the Hammers look to challenge for European qualification again. Everyone at the club has commented on how big of a loss this is, but it is unlikely the club will invest any more money for a short-term replacement for Ayew. Patience and depth will be the two keys for the Hammers to see out the injury of their new signing.

Ayew joined the London-based club from Swansea City earlier this month for a club-record transfer fee of £20.5 million. Ayew spent a single season with Swansea and was able to impress many of the bigger clubs with his 12 goals, two assists, and 81.7% pass success rate for the Swans. The Hammers will now have to wait as long as four months to see if the 26-year old Ghanian can have the same impact on their attacking abilities.