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Wilshere suffers injury setback

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West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback and is unlikely to make his return till the end of next month.

The former Arsenal midfielder, who joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer, underwent a minor operation in September after picking up an injury against Wolverhampton Wanderers and was expected to be sidelined for around six weeks.

However, the England international is still having to rest due to minor complications around the ankle meaning he is unable to resume training, pushing his likely return date back until next month.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini said, according to Sky Sports:

“Jack felt some pain the last two days here so he needs more time to recover.”

The former Manchester City manager also confirmed that striker Andy Carroll was back training on the pitch, after suffering a recurrence of an ankle problem during pre-season.

“Andy is recovering,” added Pellegrini. “He started working this week, part of the warm-up with the whole squad, so we will see in the next week how he improves.”

“I hope that in a maximum of 15 days he will at least be working with the squad completely.”