Sunday, 7 October 2012
Injury woe for Vaz Te
Hammers striker Ricardo Vaz Te is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after falling awkwardly during yesterday's 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal. The 26 year old suffered a dislocated shoulder after a challenge with Gunners keeper Vito Mannone and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce confirmed that he wouldn't be fit for first team action until after the international break- and could be out for up to 12 weeks. The Portuguese will see a specialist in the coming days and the club will then be able to have a more exact estimate of his estimated recovery time. Vaz Te, his goal against QPR on Monday night aside, has been far from impressive in the Premier League this season after firing the Hammers to promotion at Wembley in May, and this injury could be a blessing in disguise for Allardyce as someone else must take up RVT's position on the right flank.