West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he is still unable to put a timeframe on when Jack Wilshere will be available for selection.
Pellegrini told reporters on Wednesday, as quoted by football.london:
“We will analyse Jack Wilshere next week, then we will be more clear about his future.”
Whilst there have been positive updates on Samir Nasri and Manuel Lanzini, the same simply cannot be said for Wilshere.
The midfielder joined West Ham on a free transfer last summer following his departure from Arsenal.
The Englishman has only made five appearances for the Hammers, though, the last of which was against Newcastle United at the start of December.
The 27-year-old has missed a serious amount of football over the last few years and it is unclear whether he will be able to return this season.
Wilshere was out with an ankle injury in the early stages of the season, before returning in the latter stages of November.
The midfielder picked up yet another problem with his ankle in early December, though, and has been on the sidelines ever since.
Since the start of the 2013-14 season, Wilshere has had five separate ankle injuries, in addition to a broken foot, knee injury and two hairline cracks in his calf bone.
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The fact that Pellegrini was unable to give a proper update is a concern, suggesting that the England international will be unable to return this season.
Wilshere is contracted to West Ham until the summer of 2021, though, and will certainly be hoping that his latest issue proves to be his last.