Sakho returns to training tomorrow


stijn-vandenbrouckeWest Ham’s Head of Medical and Sports Science, Stijn Vandenbroucke has updated on the injury situation.

He writes for the club’s official website:

“Payet’s injury is one where you would normally be out for ten to 12 weeks, but he is training after seven-and-a-half weeks. Lanzini’s injury would normally rule a player out for four to six weeks, but he was playing in three-and-a-half weeks”

“On the other hand it’s not always about bringing the players back as soon as possible, but assessing the risks. Some players are out for longer than planned because they are not ready, but if we play two games in three days, we all push it to the limit and give the manager the best possible cards to win the game.We win, lose, get injured and rehab as a team.”

“Dimitri Payet has recovered from his high ankle sprain and has been training with the team. Dimi will be available to play some part against Liverpool on Saturday.”

“The same is the case for Nikica Jelavic and Aaron Cresswell, who both have a good chance to be available for the weekend.”

“Victor Moses and Winston Reid will join training later this week and are working with the rehab fitness coach to get the necessarily fitness under their belts.”

“Diafra Sakho will return to Rush Green on Thursday and begin the next stage of his rehab.”

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