Mark Noble to miss last two West Ham fixtures as he requires abdominal surgery
Last Updated: 12/05/17 7:47am
Mark Noble will play no further part in West Ham's season, as he requires surgery for a long-standing abdominal problem.
The Hammers skipper will miss Premier League games against Liverpool and Burnley, having suffered from the injury for much of the campaign.
The club's head of medical and sports science, Stijn Vandenbroucke, said in a statement: "Mark has been playing in pain, but he is the captain and he wanted to do everything he could to ensure the club retained its Premier League status.
"We attended an appointment with the specialist on the evening before the Tottenham game and it was deemed that the surgery was now urgent.
"He played in the game and played a big part in our victory that ensured the club's safety."
Noble has made 35 appearances in all competitions this campaign but the 30-year-old is now unavailable for Sunday's final home game of the season against Liverpool - live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 2pm - as well as the trip to Turf Moor seven days later.