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Antonio lets cat out of bag on fitness status

Michail Antonio has confirmed he is resuming training with the first team squad.

Speaking on his Gaming Twitch channel on Thursday evening Antonio announced he is now fit again and will be training with the first-team today (Fri).

Antonio was playing Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War with West Ham fan Spencer Owen as part of a Celebrity community series of events.

The news appears to suggest that the ‘top man’ is unlikely to feature on Sunday against Sheffield United and may bring a blot on his copybook from manager David Moyes.

All week the word has been that he is back with the squad and being regularly checked by the docs but now Mikey has let the cat out of the bag.

That may not please the boss who has successfully put a block on leaks from club sources on injuries and team selections!

David Moyes was coy about Antonio earlier when he gave his press conference at 9.30 am on Friday morning despite the player’s words.

He had conformed the players is ‘doing training’ but said there are a couple of days yet before a decision had to be made.. ‘

The Hammers’ key man picked up a hamstring injury in West Ham’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City on 24th October.

At the time estimates suggested would be out between four weeks to six weeks so a return on Sunday 22nd November would be slightly ahead of those targets.

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6 comments on “Antonio lets cat out of bag on fitness status

  1. Personally I would give Haller another chance and hopefully impress as we need competition for the striker position. Antonio is always going to be injury prone due to the incredible effort he gives for the team, so therefore he needs wrapping in cotton wool. Hopefully Haller takes his chance and at least puts in the same shift as Michy does. If things are not going well MA could come on and maybe change things but wether he plays 90 or 20 mins he will always be at risk due to his admirable passion for the club. I’m afraid it is something we will have to live with.COYI

  2. I agree that Haller should start on Sunday but only because we have no other strikers, if you can call him that. But I am utterly fed up with us saying that “hopefully he’ll take the chance”. He really hasn’t yet and his body language and effort is a disgrace. In my opinion it would take a miracle for him to suddenly turn into the sort of player that we were all hoping he would be when we spent £45m on him (it really hurts to write that last bit). But, with Mikey on the bench on Sunday, Haller should get (yet another) chance to show his worth.

  3. I think this is what Moyes has said that Antonio has started training.
    Trying to make something out of nothing.

  4. I think it was already out there that Antonio was back training & chance of squad for SHU. I doubt Antonio meant too he gets chatting & slips up. I agree with those above I wouldn’t risk starting Antonio, give him some mins a sub maybe but Haller was looking better & could cause trouble from set Pieces would mind Snodgrass in either. SHU have struggled with Set Pieces & they are worried about that from fans I’ve heard. **It seems a lot of players are talking with press more know doesn’t it? Fornals, Antonio on this been on good podcast with ITV of course Dec, Cresswell etc not just after the game. Think part it due to lock down so have more time but also think bc morale is high.

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