By Will Butcher
West Ham owner David Gold has revealed that Andy Carroll, Arthur Masuaku and Diafra Sakho should all return after the international break.
Target man Carroll and summer signing Masuaku have both been nursing knee injuries, while attacker Sakho has been sidelined through a back problem.
However, Gold revealed on his personal Twitter account that all three could make their first-team returns in three weeks, which means they could play a part in the London derby against Tottenham on November 19.
Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll are all progressing well and should be available after the international break. dg pic.twitter.com/GRbOIArlOe
— David Gold (@davidgold) November 1, 2016
Signed from Greek giants Olympiakos in the summer, Masuaku was thrown in at the deep end under Slaven Bilic as the Croatian manager looked to deal with the Hammers’ full-back crisis.
However, a knee injury worsened Bilic’s problem, with Sam Byram and Aaron Cresswell also out. Michail Antonio deputised at right-back, while Alvaro Arbeloa has filled in until Cresswell returned.
Injury-prone striker Carroll has given Hammers fans hope, as he looked to put his injury demons behind him with an unblemished start to the season but lasted just four games before succumbing to injury.
Versatile attacker Diafra Sakho could find it difficult to return to the side when fit, with the likes of Simone Zaza, Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll all considered ahead of him in the pecking order.
All three could return against Tottenham, but will be watching from the stands once again this weekend as the Hammers look to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to Everton with a win against Stoke on Saturday.
In other West Ham team news, fans took to Twitter after this star signing returned against the Toffees.