Obiang surgery a success - Lewin

Pedro Obiang

West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang has undergone a successful operation on the knee injury he sustained at the end of January.

The 25-year-old suffered a tear to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the Hammers’ Emirates FA Cup tie at Wigan Athletic on 27 January, and now faces a spell on the sidelines as he begins his rehabilitation.

Obiang, who has played 86 games for the Hammers since arriving from Italian side Sampdoria in summer 2015, could be forced to sit out the rest of the 2017/18 campaign but Hammers Head of Medical Gary Lewin is confident the Spaniard will return stronger.

He said: “Pedro has undergone surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament, and we’re delighted with how it went.

“He went to a specialist in Barcelona for the operation and he is in the best possible hands as the rehab process gets underway.

“Pedro is likely to be out for a little while, but we are confident that he will return fit and strong in ample time for pre-season.”