Update on Irons walking wounded

Oggy ...on his way back!

Oggy …on his way back!

West Ham’s medical chief Stijn Vandenbroucke has given a detailed update on the Hammers walking wounded and it doesn’t make pretty reading.

He revealed: “Michail Antonio suffered a muscle injury and will be unavailable for the first team for three to four weeks.

“Winston Reid also suffered a muscle injury early in the game. Winston will be out for five weeks whilst Pedro Obiang suffered a high ankle sprain injury has undergone surgery last night and is now recovering at home.”

He confirmed, however, that he will be unavailable for a significant period, and will be ready for next season’s preparation in July.

He reports that Mark Noble will resume training with the first team later this week and be available to face Hull City on 1 April and that Angelo Ogbonna is progressing well after his knee surgery in late January.

He said: “If his rehab remains on schedule, he will return to training with the first team in around four to five weeks.”

Diafra Sakho returned to training with the Under-23s this week in controlled sessions which means sessions will be tailored to manage his workload, ” gradually building him up.”

Stijn added: He has worked hard this week and will join the first team soon. However, we must be mindful that Diaf is essentially at the start of his own personal pre-season.”

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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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  • claret says:

    You cannot believe these reports two weeks ago we were told Sako would be available for the Arsenal game this fake information has been going on all season the every time someone is injured we are given fake news, as though we cannot handle the truth, or is because the physio’s are not good enough & put out fake news to cover theirselves.

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