West Ham United expect Enner Valencia to be fit for the weekend after injury setback

Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble

The Ecuadorian is expected to play in the game with Manchester City this Sunday.

West Ham have not been fortunate in the striking department recently. They have seen the likes of Andy Carroll suffer a knee injury, Enner Valencia stand on a broken teacup and rule himself out for a month. Now Diafra Sakho is out.

The Senegalese striker limped out of action against Stoke City last weekend and his future participation in the Premier League season is now surely in doubt.

But the other alarming fact from that game came when Valencia limped off the field. It seemed he was struggling with his foot problem and had to be withdrawn from action.

With the prospect of Carroll, Sakho and Valencia all out injured, West Ham fans feared a strikeforce of Carlton Cole and Kevin Nolan lining up - with as little disrespect as possible to the pair.

The good news however is that Valencia is fit.

West Ham's Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke has confirmed that Valencia trained yesterday and should be fit for the game with Manchester City on Sunday. He told the official club website:

"We are firstly pleased to confirm that Enner Valencia completed an individual training session on Wednesday morning, after suffering a foot injury in Saturday’s draw with Stoke City. Enner has a good chance of being available for selection for the trip to Manchester City on Sunday."

West Ham fans will hope he can capitalise on City's current poor form and net a crucial goal or two at The Etihad.

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