Dimitri Payet: West Ham midfielder ruled out for three months

Dimitri Payet
Everton midfielder James McCarthy was booked for his challenge on Payet

West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet has been ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.

The France international suffered the injury to his left ankle after a challenge from James McCarthy in the first half of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Everton at Upton Park.

He tried to play on but limped off five minutes after the break.

Payet, 28, has scored five goals in 14 appearances since his £10.7m summer move from Marseille.

West Ham, who are currently sixth in the Premier League, say Enner Valencia's long-term ankle injury will be assessed by a specialist early next week.

The Ecuador striker, 26, has been out since July after suffering the injury in a Europa League qualifying match.

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