Ashton Out For a Month
Dean Ashton has suffered an ankle injury in Zola's first training session with West Ham. Ashton said of the injury,
"I was just showing the new manager what I do best - get injured"
OK, maybe he didn't. According to The Sun Ashton did say,
"Unfortunately I’ve picked up another injury.
I sprained my ankle in training on Monday and I’m looking at spending the next three to four weeks on the sidelines. I just went over on it. It happens to a lot of players.
It’s not too serious but it will take a few weeks to heal properly. I’m looking at about three weeks and then it’s the international break. Hopefully I’ll be back after that."
Selling Zamora to Fulham when you know both Bellamy and Ashton are likely to miss a lot of the season is already looking like a ridiculous move.