WEST HAM have suffered another injury blow with Ryan Fredericks out until 2019.
The right-back picked up a shin problem in the Hammers’ 1-1 draw with Huddersfield on November 10.
Reuters4 West Ham star Ryan Fredericks is out injured with a knee problem until 2019
He will miss up to nine Prem games and joins Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid and Carlos Sanchez on the sidelines.
Yarmolenko had Achilles surgery last month and faces six months out.
Mark Noble returns from suspension for Manuel Pellegrini’s side ahead of Manchester City’s visit on Saturday.
Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere could return after ankle injuries.
AFP4 Fredericks joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Fulham during the summer
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Meanwhile, West Ham have won their fight to have London’s biggest stadium capacity.
The London Stadium currently seats 57,000, dwarfing the 35,000 at old arena Upton Park.
But an agreement has been reached with landlord E20 to open the stadium up to its maximum 66,000 seats.
The Hammers can immediately start selling for up to 60,000 fans, and expect to reach the final figure later this season.