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Irons medics keep careful eye on striker

diafra-sakho-west-ham-crystal-palace_3447376Diafra Sakho is very much in the frame to play a part in the World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde with West Ham medics hoping there is no replay of the horrors that last hit him on international duty.

The striker’s long term injury problems began on an international treatment table in 2014 whilst on duty for his country and that led to a long lay off for the striker.

The centre forward  was allowed to travel for the World Cup qualifier tomorrow  (Sat) but despite successful surgery there are some lingering worries that lengthy flights to and from Africa could harm a totally full recovery.

The medics will be watching carefully as the player goes into action against Cape Verde in the  Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde which has a capacity of just 15,000.

After so long under treatment the striker is receiving a gentle reintroduction to top level football although he could be a key player as Senegal.

They are on five points and with a game in hand on their opponents and looking to take second place off them in Group D  with leaders Burkina Faso in action against South Africa.

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