David Gold responds to questions over Payet's injury, eyes important comeback date

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David Gold hopes Dimitri Payet will return to the West Ham squad against Tottenham.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter in order to address questions over Dimitri Payet's injury status.

The Hammers drew 1-1 with Everton on Saturday, as whilst Manuel Lanzini struck Slaven Bilic's men in front with a stunning, curling shot in to the top corner, Romelu Lukaku continued his exceptional run of goalscoring form against West Ham with the equaliser.

During the game, West Ham were dealt a blow as French playmaker Dimitri Payet was substituted after 50 minutes with an injury.

The summer signing from Marseille has been sensational in the Premier League so far this season, but was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Everton midfielder James McCarthy towards the end of the first half, and whilst he tried to battle on, Payet was eventually substituted.

Given his superb performances so far, West Ham fans are understandably concerned about Payet's status, with some asking co-chairman David Gold on Twitter when the 28-year-old can be expected to return.

Gold did respond, stating that it's unclear just how long Payet will be out for until West Ham receive the results of the scan on his ankle, but he was hopeful that Payet would be fit for the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on November 22nd.


With the international break almost upon us, Payet will have two weeks to recover from his injury in a bid to face Tottenham - a game which is important for all West Ham fans when the fixture lists come out.

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