Chicharito update


Chicharito has recovered from a bout of glandular fever and is set for a return to training this week.

The Mexican was struck down with illness a couple of weeks ago but according to club sources is now free of the energy sapping illness.

Hernandez was involved in the squad for the match against Wolves but has been laid low since then missing the games against Everton and Chelsea.

The matches against Macclesfield Town on Wednesday evening and Manchester United on Saturday will come too soon for the striker.

However, he could again be available for the match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on October 5 ahead of the international break.

A source said: ” It’s an unpleasant problem and you can’t rush recovery. It doesn’t cause great damage but it’s energy draining. As from this week, though, he will be starting his get fit programme.”

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  • upton life says:

    If he really has had glandular fever he won’t be back for a long time. Mark Cavendish, the cyclist, will not race for 6 months because of it.

  • WattZy91 says:

    If he had glandular fever he would not be back playing football so soon. Had this a few years back, got called in by my doctor and told not to play any contact sports including football for at least 6 weeks as this illness causes the spleen to swell and increases chances of a rupture. (You can look this up)

    I think there’s more to this one, and quite frankly I don’t care at all. Wouldn’t bat an eyelid if someone told me we’d never see him in a West Ham shirt again – He just isn’t the player we thought he was.

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