West Ham’s Doneil Henry gives promising update on his return from injury

The West Ham youngster saw his 2014/15 season end early due to injury.

Speaking to the official West Ham website, Doneil Henry has spoken on his return from injury, having taken part in the first few days of pre-season training.

Henry said: “I’m looking ahead to brighter days now. I’m getting fit and my body feels a lot better than it did at this time last year. Obviously I need to monitor the injury and I just want to do what I can to prevent in from happening again in the future.

“By the end of this camp I should be a lot sharper, so right now I’m taking it day-by-day. Hopefully nothing flares up and I can have a successful pre-season.”

Whilst still not fully fit, and unlikely to take part in West Ham’s early Europa League qualification games, Henry should be ready in time for the start of the Premier League season.

The Canadian international joined the Hammers in the January transfer window, before going out on loan to Championship side Blackburn Rovers. He started in impressive style, but suffered a season-ending injury in just his third appearance for Gary Bowyer’s men.

However, the 22-year-old is now working his way back to full fitness, and he is looking to impress new boss Slaven Bilic in pre-season training.

The youngster certainly showed last term that he has a definite quality about him, even if he could only manage three games before the injury hit him, and a strong pre-season could see him work his way into Bilic’s plans.

Missing the early Europa League games will be disappointing for Henry, as he would have been one of the players likely to feature heavily, but if he can impress Bilic, he may just start the Premier League season in the first-team squad.

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