West Ham winger Ricardo Vaz Te is set for a three-month spell on the sidelines as he recuperates from shoulder surgery.
The Portuguese dislocated his shoulder in the Hammers' last Barclays Premier League encounter against Arsenal 10 days ago and it was decided keyhole surgery would be the best treatment with Vaz Te undergoing the operation on Monday evening.
Boss Sam Allardyce told the club's official website: "We think we've chosen the best option to strengthen the shoulder and get him back as quickly as we can."
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