If you can envisage such a thing, Jack Wilshere has succumbed to an ankle injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for around a month or two.
The midfielder underwent surgery on Monday after missing the weekend’s 3-1 win over Everton and the Hammers have since confirmed via a club statement that he is likely to miss at least six weeks as a result.
Jack underwent successful surgery in London on Monday morning for a minor ongoing ankle issue. The surgeon was happy with the procedure and all went as planned.
He will only need a relatively short period of rest and will then start his rehabilitation. Jack is focused and determined to get back training and playing as soon as possible.
Is there a romantic French phrase for having déjà vu about déjà vu? Déjà vu²? Something like that…
On the plus side, the Hammers’ midfield looked far more balanced and cohesive against Everton without Wilshere included, so it’s not like his absence will be critical.
Pies have sympathy for a player who’s body routinely lets him down through no real fault of his own, but it’s difficult to give any similar leeway to the people who keep shovelling vast wodges of money in his general direction and expecting anything other.