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Rice/Antonio injury updates

(Photo by Avril Husband/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Declan Rice is expected to rejoin full training with the first team over the next few days and hopefully be ready for the match against Everton on May 9.

The Hammers crown jewel has much quicker progress than might have been expected and as reported has been running on grass over recent days.

And we understand that he could even be back with the first team boys as early as today or tomorrow – not soon enough sadly to see him involved in the tough fixture at Burnley next Monday evening.

However, there are now real hopes that he will be available to play some part in the game against The Toffees.

Meanwhile, we understand that Mikey Antonio is progressing satisfactorily from his latest hamstring problem and there is optimism he could be available for the final two games against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns and Southampton at the London Stadium

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6 comments on “Rice/Antonio injury updates

  1. Have you looked at how many games Ant has missed due to injury over the last 2 years?
    I doubt if he’s playing 50 percent of games now, it can only get worse as he gets older.

    • And if he does start playing at international level for Jamaica there’s an even greater risk of injury through those additional games.

    • Its ridiculous dave ,,and they didn’t get a back up we desperately needed,,,still winds me up now ..I said from the beginning this will cost us in the end …Good season but how much better could it if been if we had another couple players…

  2. Oh wow, we are possibly going to be graced with his presence for two games at the end are we?
    It is so annoying because although he has weaknesses, he creates havoc with the opponents back line which helps the likes of LIngaard etc.
    Isn’t it typical West Ham to get into a good situation, then let it go due to bad luck, but in particular awful squad planning, and we may not get another chance like this for years, and consequently lose our best players due to not being in European competition

  3. we do have a decent team when all are fit, but the squad is weak when the injuries start it shows, we do not have a game changer that we can bring on, and only weaken the team when moyes uses the subs

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