Ashton Breaks Ankle
It looks like Dean Ashton's injury is more serious than first thought. Ashton broke his ankle in a training session with England and will now miss the start of the season and could be out for two or three months. Alan Pardew said this afternoon on the West Ham official site,
"We are absolutely devastated. It's a massive blow for Deano and his family, and for everybody here at West Ham United. "We are extremely disappointed by the news but, on a positive note, we still have four quality strikers at this club, which will suppress the blow somewhat.
"We look forward to a speedy recovery from Deano and hope to see him back in action very soon."