Dimtri Payet returned to training today with Hammers fitness coaches. West Ham posted pictures of him back in training on their official facebook page and twitter account. Slaven Bilic has confirmed he will fully return to full training with the first team after the Boxing day match against Aston Villa.
Payet was injured in a horror tackle by Everton’s James McCarthy on 7th November which left him crocked. Initially it was thought that Payet would require surgery and would be out for three months or more.
He later found out he did not need surgery on the ankle injury which has allowed a far quicker recovery period. the Hammers have not won a game since losing Payet on 7th November. Our last win coming in October when we beat 15th place Chelsea. Despite being missing since November it remains one of the leading Premier League midfielders with 5 goals, 46 chances created and three assists. Payet has completed 400 passes this season with a pass accuracy of 82%, of which 61% were forward passes.
These pictures will be welcome sight to Hammers fans and an early Christmas present for us all.