No surgery for Ayew as West Ham target December return

West Ham have supplied an update on injured forwards Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll.

West Ham forward Andre Ayew is not going to undergo surgery as he looks to recover from a “rare” but critical thigh injury that will hold him out for three months.
Ayew, 26, suffered the injury in West Ham’s Premier League opener against Chelsea on August 15.
The club confirmed the Ghanaian is not going to undergo surgery but is still on track to get a December return.
“Andre Ayew suffered a uncommon but quite serious thigh injury at Chelsea, which will take time for you to recover from,” West Ham head of medical and sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke said.
“Andre is not going to have surgery and we’ve got started the rehab straight away, operating two occasions each day.
“Andre is actually a highly expert athlete using a positive attitude that no doubt will have an effect on the return to play date.
“It is early to place a timeline on the rehab, but we are optimistic to reintroduce him in December.”
Vandenbroucke also presented an update on striker Andy Carroll, who is anticipated to miss the next month in addition to a half of action.
“Unfortunately, Andy Carroll, just after his 1st superior pre-season in lots of years, injured his knee within the game against Astra Giurgiu in Romania final week,” he mentioned.
“It was an incident where he passed the ball then slipped on a tricky playing surface, over-stretching his knee.
“Andy has been an instance at the education ground this season, working tough on the pitch and inside the gym, but the reality is the fact that he is going to be out for 4-6 weeks.
“One need to not underestimate the mental challenge that comes using a physical injury. Andy cannot wait to start going once again and he will come back strong.”