West Ham received another big boost to their Premier League survival prospects today when they learned that central defender Winston Reid is set to return to action within two weeks.
The inspirational Hammer is looking good in training after stepping up his work following surgery on an ankle injury.
Reid, who was voted the club’s player of the year last season, has been out since November 5 after suffering a high ankle sprain in training.
The defender underwent a procedure to repair the ligaments that connect the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg after Hammers’ medical staff diagnosed the injury following a scan.
Sources have told ClaretandHugh that he is now within two weeks of his return as the club looks to claw its way from the relegation deep waters.
With Andy Carroll back against Cardiff City at the weekend, Reid likely to feature in the match against Chelsea on January 29 and Vaz Te almost certain to be ready 12 weeks on from dislocating a shoulder, things are looking much better.
A source told us exclusively: “It’s a massive relief to know that Winston is now nearly ready and will almost certainly feature against Chelsea and with Vaz on the way back there’s a big air of confidence after the win in Wales.”