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West Ham record signing Ayew out for 4 months

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Andre Ayew of West Ham United is treated by the physio following an injury during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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LONDON (AP) West Ham’s record signing Andre Ayew is out for four months with a thigh injury.

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Club chairman David Gold tweeted Thursday: “Sad news. Ayew has injured his quadriceps and will need surgery. He will be out for 4 months. Good luck Andre.”

Ayew was injured 35 minutes into his debut in West Ham’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Monday in the English Premier League.

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The 26-year-old Ghana forward signed for West Ham for a club record of 20.5 million pounds ($27 million) on Aug. 8.

Ayew, who joined on a three-year deal with the option of two more years, played alongside current West Ham star Dimitri Payet at Marseille.