Good news all round on injury front


slaven-bilic-west-ham-andy-carroll_3358382Andy Carroll is fit to play a part in Saturday’s game against Southampton.

Stijn Vandenbroucke, Head of Medical and Sports Science has confirmed the club’s record signing is set for action at the weekend in his latest update on the club website.

And he added: “New signing Emmanuel Emenike will also join up with the squad for his first training session and will be available for Saturday’s game at Southampton having obtained his work permit. We are very happy to have him in our squad.”

The club’s top medic added: We haven’t picked up any injuries from the Aston Villa game which is positive. We were able to recover Cheikhou Kouyate who picked up a knock against Liverpool, but he played and scored.
“James Tomkins also put in a brave performance after suffering a cut above his eye which needed ten stitches on his forehead. Angelo Ogbonna missed the game against Aston Villa through illness. We hope to recover him in time for the Southampton game.
“Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini are in the final stages of their rehab and are knocking on the door to train with the first-team. It was great to see Joey O’Brien back on the pitch after a frustrating spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury. He is now back in the squad and I hope he enjoys a successful end to the season.
Unfortunately Sam Byram picked up a small injury in training and will be out for a week.”

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