Published by the official West Ham Twitter account, a video has shown Angelo Ogbonna back in first-team training with the Hammers for the first time since he suffered an injury in the 2-0 victory over Newcastle back in September.
West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) October 13, 2015
Ogbonna is patrolling a small goal, and makes an impressive block from a Victor Moses shot, and it appears as if the summer signing from Juventus has regained the mobility and finesse which defined his game prior to his injury.
The Italian international looks to be back to his top fitness, and although he will be lacking match sharpness due to missing three Premier League games and a League Cup tie, it would be no surprise to see Slaven Bilic name him back in the starting line-up this weekend when the Hammers take on Crystal Palace.
Since Ogbonna’s injury, the Hammers have conceded seven goals in just four games, and the side need to bring back the Italian to add the stability in the defence which only his experienced head can provide.
Thankfully for Bilic, Ogbonna appears ready to return to playing for the side he moved to over the summer, and it will be a welcome sight to see the 27-year-old running out onto the field of play this weekend when the Hammers line up at 3pm on Saturday at Selhurst Park.