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Jose Fonte | Defensemen | #4

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 179

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West Ham center-back Jose Fonte is set to spend two to three months on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery on Monday, but has vowed to return fitter than ever in the New Year.
The Portugal defender suffered the injury in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on October 28, and based on the given timetable for his return, will miss out on the busy festive period. "When the injury happened, I got up straight away, but then every step I was taking I was feeling a click on my ankle and a sharp pain, so I knew immediately something was wrong," said Fonte. "Now I’ve had the surgery, I will have to wear a cast for two weeks, then a boot for two weeks and finally a brace for two weeks, so that’s six weeks." His absence will be a blow for the Hammers' defense and new manager David Moyes, making the recent return to fitness of James Collins all the more vital. Collins will compete with Winston Reid and Angelo Ogbonna for more playing time in Fonte's absence. Nov 7 - 2:34 PM