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Grant on der Hammer blow

Filed: Friday, 15th October 2010
By: Staff Writer

Avram Grant has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Hitzlsperger will be out of action until well into the new year.

West Ham's manager, speaking ahead of tomorrow's trip to Wolves confirmed reports suggesting that the German international - who is yet to make a competitive start for United - will be out of action for up to four months.

"He was very good in pre-season until he got injured three days before the start, Grant said earlier today. "He was a major part of our team, but we have not had him until now. We know he is important and he will do things that are good for us.

"For the moment the doctors say four months before he's back - around February - but we need to wait and see."

Hitzlsperger joined the Hammers back in June and impressed initially with strong performances on the club's tour of Germany and Austria.

However he was ruled out of the start of the season after sustaining a knock later in pre-season - and then suffered a second set-back having been recalled to the German international squad, an injury that is likely to keep him out of action until next February.

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