Doctors happy with Irons midfielder

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has become the bearer of good news over Michail Antonio who has now had surgery on his hamstring tear and is looking for a rapid return to the squad.

The worst prediction is around four month but as reported here the player is hoping to beat a three month deadline and given his strength, determination and athleticism that may well be on.

Thankfully, the “we have two for every position ” mantra we have been hearing from the manager has kicked in and we look to have a good option in Andriy Yarmolenko .

But the manager seems happy with the progress he is also seeing from 30 year old Michail as he takes his first steps to making his recovery.

He revealed the player is in no pain whatsoever declaring:  “The doctors are happy. Now he needs time to recover.”

Meanwhile, Manu Lanzini arrived back is back from a 10,000 mile round trip to Texas after making a 17 minute appearance in a friendly against Mexico.

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3 comments on “Doctors happy with Irons midfielder

  1. Fingers crossed for a swift but healthy return. Michail’s energy will be missed – one of my favourite Hammers. He would have been ideal to scare the c**p out of the Villa defence, then with Lanzini, Anderson and Haller to slot in the goals. But Yarmalenko’s looking good too. Hope we can keep it tight at the back. Looking forward to it!! COYI.

  2. Let’s hope Michail is able to return to fitness and the form he at the start of the season. Get well soon big man.

  3. With due respects, dear sir. The manager is known to give nothing away, and answers questions at press conferences like a true politician. The doctors are happy … with what? • Last season, Reid was busy with light training, to get him ready for matches. Pre-season, he was given minutes. Then withdrawn … ? 2 weeks ago was said he’ll be coming back, like aft International break. Now his declared still injured by the manager. • Let’s rather put together all other reports too and get a better handle on the Antonio saga. Wish we as supporters could be trusted more, and not left scratching our heads in terms of almost every matter regarding the team.

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