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Yarmolenko sidelined for ‘up to 6 months’ after injury during Spurs defeat, rumour suggests.

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West Ham United winger Andriy Yarmolenko became the latest player to join the ever-growing list of long-term injuries plaguing the East London side.

The Ukranian International, signed from Borussia Dortmund for around £21.5 million in the summer, appears to have ruptured his achillies tendon after landing awkwardly during West Ham’s home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, rumours coming out of the club suggest.

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The club have yet to release anything official regarding the winger.

Yarmolenko suffered well documented injuries to his ankle during his time at Dortmund, and struggled to live up to the hype surrounding him when he got the move to the Bundesliga in 2017 from Dynamo Kyiv. The player was stretchered off and replaced by 20 year-old academy ace Grady Diangana around the 20th minute.

The 28 year old joins long term absentees Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid and Carlos Sanchez in the treatment room, as well as Jack Wilshere, who has suffered a minor setback in his recovery. However, Hammers’ boss Manuel Pellegrini is boosted by the returns of Andy Carroll and Chicharito, the latter of which earned himself a 20 minute appearance from the substitute bench against Spurs.

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Mexico International Javier Hernandez came off the bench to score an equaliser only to be ruled offside during Saturday’s London derby, after a five-match absence through illness.
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