Ricardo Vaz Te has been given a timeline of about 12 weeks for the dislocated shoulder he suffered last week.
Ricardo Vaz Te, who had been a the key player in West Ham's "strikerless" formation of late, dislocated his shoulder against Swansea.
After trailing by two goals, Ricardo Vaz Te brought West Ham United back into the match with a goal in the 58th minute, but the Hammers' rally ended there and they fell 1-3 to Manchester City.
Ricardo Vaz Te scored an 88th minute goal in a 3-2 win over Cardiff to put West Ham in the last of 16 round of the Capital One Cup.
West Ham winger Ricardo Vaz Te has submitted a transfer request and has stated he is frustrated at his current club.