Date: 13th October 2019 at 4:30pm
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Xande Silva may not make his return for West Ham until December, according to Claret & Hugh.  

The 22-year-old has been sidelined since undergoing surgery for a bowel obstruction over the summer, and while it had been hoped that he may make a comeback this month, that is now looking improbable.

A club insider quoted in the report said: “Xande will be given all the time he needs.

“Yes there had been hopes for this month but that’s unlikely and we are looking to next month or possibly December.”

OPINION

This is a shame to hear, but the main thing is obviously that Silva is okay after a fairly nasty illness. You can be sure that the Hammers will give him all the time he needs, but certainly, the sooner he is ready to get back into the action, the better. With Javier Hernandez gone and Albian Ajeti still adjusting to life in England, there’s a real chance for Silva to stake a claim for a regular role in Pellegrini’s squad this season. He may only have 17 minutes of Premier League action to his name, but in that cameo he had two shots, made a key pass, and was dispossessed just once, as per Whoscored. There’s potential there, and his return is a very exciting prospect.