Winston Reid suggests two reasons for his recent injuries at West Ham

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has suggested two reasons why he's suffered injury problems this season.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has explained on the club’s website what he feels is the main factor behind his injury problems this season.

Reid returned earlier than expected to feature in the defeat against Leicester and the draw against Stoke City and has suggested why he feels he’s picked up problems in the current campaign.

“I don't want to lose out any more time through injury, as I've picked up a few annoying little injuries over the course of the season which I accept is part of the toughness and number of games you play, but hopefully I'll stay fit for the next few weeks,” said Reid.

The New Zealand international has become a very important part of the club’s defence and he’ll be as determined as anyone else to ensure that the fortunes of the side turn themselves around over the coming games.

He should be disappointed with the late equaliser the Hammers conceded in the game against Stoke and be determined to put things right this weekend against Manchester City.

Reid is an experienced Premier League player who is used to the high number of games all clubs play without a break in English football, which suggests he should be used to taking care of his body and ensuring he can stay fit through busy periods next year.

Physically he can work hard in the gym to improve his core strength even further, which should help reduce the impact of knocks he picks up and minimise the chance that he’ll be kept out of the team with niggling problems.

Fingers crossed he can stay fit and play well in the club’s last six games this season.

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