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West Ham defender Aguerd undergoes surgery on pre-season ankle injury - The Athletic

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West Ham United defender Nayef Aguerd has had successful surgery on the ankle injury he sustained in a pre-season friendly against Rangers last Tuesday.There...

West Ham United defender Nayef Aguerd has had successful surgery on the ankle injury he sustained in a pre-season friendly against Rangers last Tuesday.

There is no timescale on how long the Morocco international will be sidelined. The 26-year-old will continue his rehabilitation with the club's medical team at Rush Green.

Aguerd joined from French side Rennes in June for €31million on a five-year deal, with the option of a further year.

He featured in other pre-season friendlies against Servette and Reading.

However, in his third game for the club, a 3-1 loss to Rangers, he sustained an injury in the 11th minute. He twisted his ankle while attempting to make a tackle and hobbled off the field, assisted by West Ham's physios.

Aguerd's injury will come as a huge blow to David Moyes. The preferred defensive pairing this season looked set to be Aguerd and Kurt Zouma, but the Scotsman will have to alter his plans following the former's injury.

Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop are the other options available at centre-back. Moyes could revert from a 4-2-3-1 to a 5-4-1 wing back system to accommodate three centre-halves for the season opener against Manchester City.

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