Jack Wilshere may not feature again in a West Ham shirt this season, according to the Daily Mail. Wilshere’s injury problems have continued to plague him and he may not be fit enough to play again until next season.
Since joining on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer, Wilshere has only played 339 minutes for the Hammers. This is a huge blow for both the player and the club and this frustration looks likely to continue.
The midfielder’s original injury to his left ankle in September required surgery but it is now the persistence of discomfort in his right ankle that is keeping him out the side. Wilshere has had a long history of injuries and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to Hammers fan that this is the case once again.
It is unclear whether Wilshere will require surgery to his right ankle to correct the issue. This uncertainty is a major issue for the club’s already stretched medical department. Long term absentees Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and Winston Reid have all needed major rehabilitation in the past year.
West Ham’s injury list continues to grow and it is unlikely that several first team players will take to the field again this season. Carlos Sanchez, Winston Reid and Jack Wilshere are all unlikely to make an appearance.
This is a significant amount of wages for the club being spent on players who can’t even play.
Wilshere signed a three-year contract last summer on a rumoured £100,000 a week wage. West Ham still have the 27-year-old for another two and a half years and will be praying that his injury issues subside in the coming months.
Otherwise, the Wilshere transfer may be yet another costly error by the club in the transfer market.