Hammers suffer Vaz Te woe

West Ham United

West Ham have suffered another blow with the news that striker Ricardo Vaz Te could now be out until the new year.

The 27-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder in Sunday’s goalless draw at Swansea and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

It is not yet known how long he will be out of action for but the former Portugal Under-23 star missed three months of last season after suffering a similar injury.

The injury is a further blow for boss Sam Allardyce, who has had to cope without England hit-man Andy Carroll this term.

The former Newcastle man is currently undergoing intense physiotherapy to try and regain fitness from a foot injury but is still a few weeks away from a return.

In his absence the Hammers have managed to take nine points from nine games and currently sit in 15th place in the Premier League table.

Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy the Upton Park club to struggle with relegation this season with so many injury problems and they are next in top-flight action at home to Aston Villa on Saturday, November 2.

The East End club will be in Capital One Cup action before that clash, however, and face Championship high-flyers Burnley on Tuesday evening at Turf Moor.