Ashton Out for a Month
West Ham United striker Dean Ashton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his latest ankle injury next week. The surgery will mean Ashton will be out of first team action for at least a month.
The club website says that Craig Bellamy and Carlton Cole are in contention (for the Fulham game) but a decision will be made on Friday. Presumably 'could be in contention' also means could be out of contention.