O’Brien looks for green light


O'BrienJoey O’Brien – four weeks on from the operation on his shoulder dislocation – is on his way back to the surgeon hoping for the green light to step up his training.

The Irons defender picked up the injury in the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge falling awkwardly in the second half.

Now, speaking to West Ham TV, he said: “It’s four weeks since I had the operation. I’m heading back to the surgeon soon and hopefully he will give me the all-clear to step-up my training a little bit and do a bit more.

“I’ve been doing really basic stuff . I’ve mainly just been doing really low-level strengthening exercises. Hopefully I’ll get the all-clear and then I can step it up.

“I don’t really know when I’ll be back yet to be honest with you. I have to wait and see what the surgeon says and then we’ll go from there.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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