The midfielder has only played five minutes of football since September, and could now be ruled out for the rest of remainder of the campaign
West Ham could be without Jack Wilshere for five weeks or possibly for the rest of the season amid claims he may require further surgery on his troublesome ankle.
The 26-year-old midfielder has played just five minutes of football since September, in a comeback game against Newcastle earlier this month which saw him immediately sidelined again.
It was initially claimed the problem would only take a few weeks’ rest to clear up but, after missing a third straight game at the weekend, it is claimed the injury it worse than first thought.
According to The Sun, West Ham insiders fear the injury-prone star may need further surgery which could rule him out for a number of weeks and potentially months.
Wilshere has made just five appearances for the Hammers since his free transfer from Arsenal in the summer.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini described the former England international as a ‘£100million’ player when fully fit, but injuries have continued to plague his career in east London.
West Ham have managed four consecutive wins despite a lengthy injury list, which also includes £22million summer signing Andriy Yarmalenko and star forward Manuel Lanzini, who are both unlikely to play again this season.
Defender Winston Reid is also a long way from being declared fit, while Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez hasn’t played since September.