By Harvey Byrne
West Ham co-owner David Gold has shared that striker Diafra Sakho “should” return from injury towards the end of March.
The 27-year-old suffered a long-term setback in November during a clash against Manchester United after only just returning from a back injury.
The Hammers have been in desperate need for more firepower this campaign with Andy Carroll the only striker with more than one goal in the league this season.
Sakho has one himself after playing in just two matches, but fans will be disappointed to hear that he is still expected to sit out the next month.
Gold, who is very active on social media was asked on his personal Twitter account on Sunday evening when fans can expect to see the Senegalese attacker back out on the pitch.
To which the businessman replied with: “Sakho should be available towards the end of March.”
When can we expect to see Sakho back on the pitch? @davidgold
— Graeme Clark (@hhgsc16) February 5, 2017
Sakho should be available towards the end of March. dg https://t.co/swFk4dwmco
— David Gold (@davidgold) February 5, 2017
Sakho has been at West Ham since 2014 after joining from French side Metz for an undisclosed fee.
He has a good strike rate when playing with 20 goals from 52 matches in total for the east London club.
However, he has often struggled with injuries and played just 12 times in 2016.
In other West Ham team news, Slaven Bilic has found a new main man at the club after the departure of Dimitri Payet.