West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has been ruled out of action for six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Liverpool on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Senegal international picked up the injury during the Premier League’s impressive 3-1 home win against Liverpool on Saturday.
The Hammers co-owner David Gold has confirmed on Twitter that Kouyate could miss five games until the first week of November.
Bad news. C.Kouyate will be out for 6 weeks. He will probably miss 5 games and might be available for Aston Villa at home 8 nov. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) September 22, 2014
Kouyate was signed from Anderlecht on a four-year deal this summer and has played all five league games for Hammers this season prior to his injury.
West Ham are currently in eighth position in the league table and ready to face Manchester United on Saturday at Old Trafford.