Javier Hernandez could be recalled for West Ham's clash with Bournemouth as Andy Carroll faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Hammers manager David Moyes confirmed the injury-prone ex-England international Carroll may require surgery to sort out a troublesome ankle injury.
Carroll, linked with a move to Chelsea during the transfer window, has been absent from West Ham's recent fixtures with the problem.
The Hammers had hoped the 29-year-old, whose career has been scuppered by a host of injuries, would be missing for only a number of weeks, but Moyes has confirmed the club should be able to call on 'Chicharito' Hernandez, Declan Rice and Cheikhou Kouyate for this weekend's match with Bournemouth.
The Mexican hitman was absent from Tuesday's FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury Town although he was back in full training on Friday and Moyes is confident he will be able to name the striker in his matchday squad.
Moyes also revealed that Rice suffered a minor hamstring issue during the week but should be available while a check will be needed on Andre Ayew. Winston Reid will definitely miss out.