Sunday 16 December 2018

Pedro Obiang expected to be out for rest of season with knee injury

The Spanish midfielder was injured in the FA Cup defeat at Wigan

Wigan Athletic v West Ham United – Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round – DW Stadium
Wigan Athletic v West Ham United – Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round – DW Stadium

By Andy Sims, Press Association Sport

West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang is expected to miss the rest of the season after a knee operation.

The 25-year-old Spaniard suffered medial ligament damage during West Ham’s FA Cup defeat at Wigan on January 27.

The news comes as a fresh blow to manager David Moyes, who was unable to add another holding midfielder to his squad in January and is still battling with a lengthy injury list.

Hammers head of medical Gary Lewin told the club website: “Pedro has undergone surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament, and we’re delighted with how it went.

“He went to a specialist in Barcelona for the operation and he is in the best possible hands as the rehab process gets underway.

“Pedro is likely to be out for a little while, but we are confident that he will return fit and strong in ample time for pre-season.”

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