Cape Town - West Ham United have announced that Andy
Carroll and Winston Reid will undergo surgery, which sees them miss the start
of the Manuel Pellegrini era at the London Stadium.
Carroll spent much of the second half of
last season side-lined with an ankle injury that continues to hamper the
Meanwhile, Reid is struggling to overcome a
knee problem sustained against Swansea on March 3, and the east London club
decided to schedule the duo for surgery after they were sent home from a
pre-season training camp in Switzerland.
"Andy is still reporting some
discomfort in his ankle and further scans have revealed that he requires some
minor surgery to provide more strength and stability to the area," Hammers
head of medical Richard Collinge said.
"Winston has been suffering some
swelling around the knee injury that he sustained at Swansea last season and he
too is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area.
"We have decided that this is the best
course of action to ensure that both players have a chance of returning to full
fitness as soon as possible."
Pellegrini, who succeeded David Moyes at
the helm in May, revealed that they are hoping to bring in cover following the
Pellegrini added: "We are obviously
very sad to hear that Andy and Winston have suffered setbacks. This is a big
blow for them and us, but we hope to see them back in action as soon as
"It does mean that we have lost two
players in key areas, though, and we'll continue to work hard with the owners
to make further additions to strengthen the playing squad, beyond the five new
signings already confirmed."