West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has missed the last two days of training and might be ruled out of the Everton game, according to The Daily Mail.
West Ham travel to Goodison Park this Sunday to take on a depleted Everton side in the Premier League.
Sitting bottom of the league, West Ham desperately need to pick up some points. Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for a near full-strength side for this clash.
But Wilshere is a doubt for the game after suffering an ankle injury. The 26-year-old is desperate to be involved against Everton but faces a battle against time.
Wilshere’s injury record
Wilshere’s career progress has been severely hampered by continuous injury problems.
Throughout his time at Arsenal, the England international was often sidelined with injury and this consequently led to his departure.
Ankle injuries have been a recurring theme during his career and Wilshere will hope the worst injuries are behind him.
Wilshere at West Ham
Wilshere signed with his boyhood club West Ham this summer on a free transfer. The left-footed midfielder was seen as a coup but he is still warming up in East London.
He is yet to make the desired impact and West Ham fans will hope this injury is not too serious so he can work on getting back to his best form.
Central midfield dilemma
In Wilshere’s absence, Pellegrini needs to decide his central midfield pairing for the Everton game.
Carlos Sanchez is likely to retain his spot, while Pedro Obiang, Declan Rice and Mark Noble are all in contention for a recall.
If Wilshere does miss the game, it might be Rice who gets the nod. The teenager has not played since the opening day of the season.
However, Obiang’s form has been poor and Noble is just returning from injury. It might be time for Rice to shine.