Hammers blow as Payet looks set to miss three months

Ian Watson

West Ham star Dimitri Payet appears set to be out for three months due to an ankle injury. 

The playmaker was substituted five minutes into the second half of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Everton at Upton Park following a heavy challenge from Toffees midfielder James McCarthy shortly before half-time.

Jack Sullivan, son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, tweeted on Monday that Payet will be out for three months.

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic said after the match on Saturday: “We lost Payet because of a bad tackle. We can only hope that he will be OK and it is not going to be long-term, but we have to wait for the scan.

“I won’t listen to the first opinions, I will wait for the scans.

“I’m optimistic they will be okay for Spurs after the international break – but it doesn’t look good.”

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