Watford confirm Troy Deeney surgery before West Ham

Watford have this evening confirmed that captain Troy Deeney is set to be sidelined over the coming weeks, after being forced to undergo a knee operation.

Watford vs West Ham

Javi Gracia’s men are set to welcome West Ham to Vicarage Road this weekend, as the Hornets look to put a dismal beginning to the campaign behind them.

As things stand, Watford sit rock bottom of the Premier League table.

After falling to a shock 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton on opening day, the Hertfordshire outfit were then put to the sword by Everton last weekend.

As such, a win against fellow strugglers West Ham (picked up a solitary point from their opening two outings) on Saturday afternoon would come as a timely boost in getting Watford’s European aspirations back on track.

Deeney crocked

If the Hornets are to get off the mark in two days’ time, though, they will have to do so without the services of their captain.

In an official statement on the club’s website a short time ago, Watford confirmed that Troy Deeney underwent minor knee surgery earlier today, with the hitman now set for ‘several weeks on the sidelines’:

‘The operation, conducted by surgeon Sam Church, was successful and everyone at Watford FC wishes Troy well for a speedy recovery.’

Speaking on the back of Deeney’s successful operation, Javi Gracia explained:

‘We will miss Troy because he is a very important player for us. But I know he will be supporting us in the next games. I am looking forward to seeing him back as soon as possible.’

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