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West Ham striker reveals groin surgery

West Ham striker Jordan Hugill on loan to QPR has revealed that he has recently had an operation as he looks to solve a groin issue that had been problematic for all of this season.

The Hammer has featured in 35 of the R’s 37 games scoring 11 goals in that time this season but in an interview with the club’s official website, the 27-year-old admitted he had been playing through the pain barrier until he took advantage of this enforced break to undergo surgery.

“The surgeon said to me there was a lot more damage than he thought there was. I’ve been in pain since the start of the season really – since the very first game. Me, the manager and the medical staff have been managing it really well.

“This window of opportunity gave me that chance to get it sorted and put no pressure on a comeback, because we don’t know when football will be back. It was difficult, but I came to QPR to play football and I wasn’t going to let anything stop that for me.”

Hugill was bought by David Moyes in his first stint at West Ham from his old club Preston North End for a reported transfer fee of £9.5m

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