Injury keeps Hitzlsperger out

24 September 2010 04:01
Thomas Hitzlsperger will not make his West Ham debut in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham. It had been hoped the German would have recovered from a thigh injury but he remains sidelined along with long-term absentees Zavon Hines, Jack Collison and Peter Kurucz (all knee). Valon Behrami (knee) could return after missing the midweek Carling Cup win over Sunderland while Tal Ben-Haim is back in the squad after missing last Saturday's draw with Stoke to observe the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

Source: PA