Ashton Could Be Out For Six Weeks
A scan on Dean Ashton's knee has confirmed that he has strained his medial knee ligament. This means Ashton could be out of the West Ham squad for up to six weeks. West Ham head physiotherapist George Cooper commented,
"We received the results of Dean's scan and they were what we expected which is that he had sprained the upper third of his medial ligament. In the majority of cases it will take up to six weeks for full recovery."
It has also been confirmed that Craig Bellamy will join up with the Wales squad and be available for their second fixture next Wednesday.