By Wayne Veysey

1st Feb, 2020 | 10:00am

West Ham star expected to miss rest of season after shattering new blow - Sources

West Ham fear Jack Wilshere will be sidelined for the rest of the season after he underwent hernia surgery this week, Football Insider has learned.

David Moyes expressed some hope at his media conference on Tuesday that the injury-plagued midfielder would return to action before the campaign finishes.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider however that the club’s medics expect Wilshere, 28, will not recover in time to feature again this season.

It is the latest in a series of devastating blows for the 34-times England international, who has gone under the knife on so many occasions during his injury-ravaged career.

He has not played for West Ham since 19 October due to a groin problem that became far more serious than initially expected.

Wilshere has played just 16 times since joining the Hammers in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer.

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He has registered just one goal and one assist during that spell and failed to live up to expectations after being handed a three-year deal worth £100,000-a-week.

During his first season with the Irons, Wilshere suffered an ankle injury that required surgery and ruled him out for a total of 31 matches, while this season he has played just 175 minutes in the Premier League.

The latest shattering injury scuppered West Ham hopes of offloading the central midfielder in the window that shut yesterday.

There is a strong likelihood he will leave in the summer if he can find a club willing to pay his wages.

In other West Ham news, Kevin Phillips has been blown away by the Hammers’ late transfer plans.