Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Jason Cundy said on The Sports Bar show on talkSPORT on Monday night (November 9) that Dimitri Payet is a huge loss for West Ham United.
“It is (a huge loss),” said former Spurs man Cundy when asked about Payet’s injury blow. “He is a wonderful footballer and West Ham are going to miss him.
“Him and (Manuel) Lanzini were excellent against Chelsea in the first half. He has been excellent this season.
“He is going to be a big loss. It is that time of the year when injuries and bookings start to take a bit of a toll.”
Payet could miss all action for the next three months due to an injury he picked up last weekend.
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder suffered an ankle problem during the Premier League game against Everton at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon.
The France international, who joined the Hammers from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille in the summer transfer window, picked up the injury to his left ankle after a challenge from midfielder James McCarthy.
Payet tried to shake it off but he had to be substituted in the 50th minute, as the game in London ended in a 1-1 draw.
Payet has been one of the best players in the Premier League so far this season, and has scored five goals and created 46 chances in 12 league matches.
The former Lille attacker has a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 65%, and has won one header, 28 dribbles and seven tackles.