West Ham defender James Tomkins has surgery on shoulder

West Ham's James Tomkins
James Tomkins last game for West Ham was the 1-0 home defeat to Chelsea on 4 March

West Ham United defender James Tomkins has undergone surgery on a dislocated shoulder but should return to action before the end of the season.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury after falling awkwardly in training.

He missed Saturday's defeat at Arsenal, a game the Hammers lost 3-0.

"We will now start his rehabilitation, with a view to him returning to fitness before the end of the season," said Stijn Vandenbroucke, West Ham's head of medical and sports science.

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