West Ham hit by Hines injury blow

30 January 2010 06:58
West Ham striker Zavon Hines is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.The 21-year-old, who has not played since 5 December, scored twice in 15 first-team appearances this season. [LNB]"I am just looking to work as hard as I can to get back," the England under-21 player told the club's website. [LNB]West Ham say they hope to wrap up a loan deal for Blackburn forward Benni McCarthy and the signing of an unnamed Brazilian striker on Monday. [LNB]Manager Gianfranco Zola acknowledged the absence of Hines was a blow for a side which has only scored twice in their last five matches. [LNB][LNB] Give your reaction to this story "It is a real pity for us to have lost Zavon," said Zola. [LNB]"He is still young and hopefully his recovery will go well."

Source: BBC_Sport