West Ham medical chief Stijn Vandenbroucke has delivered and encouraging treatment room report following the match against Chelsea.
And it seems there are no worries over absences from action at Bournemouth despite various player picking up what he describes as “the normal bumps and bruises.”
Speaking to the official website Stijn said: “We picked up the normal bumps and bruises with Winston Reid coming off with a leg injury in the second half. Winston has joined a recovery training today and we will work hard to prepare him for Saturday.
Andy Carroll suffered a cut to his face in an aerial challenge with Victor Moses. After treatment on the touchline, he was able to return to the action with no lasting ill-effects.
Michail Antonio is also fit and training and will be available to Slaven after his one-match suspension.
We saw three first-team players get some important game-time and match rhythm at London Stadium on Tuesday, when Arthur Masuaku, Ashley Fletcher and Edimilson Fernandes played in the Premier League 2 game with Swansea City.
All three came through well and Edi scored a goal, which will be good for his confidence.
Unfortunately, Domingos Quina came off before half-time with an ankle injury suffered in a challenge and he will be assessed further on Thursday.”
He also reported that Diafra Sakho has returned from a visit to the specialist in France, where they were happy with the rehab progress after after his surgery and he will now step up his work with the rehab fitness coach, with a view to being reintroduced to full training in April.
Angelo Ogbonna is continuing his rehab following his knee surgery and is progressing well.”
Looks like Sahko could get in a couple of games in May; if he’s lucky.