Stijn Vandenbroucke gives injury update on four West Ham players

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West Ham are close to seeing four players return to match action.

The Hammers are flying high in the Premier League this season, and Stijn Vandenbroucke has given an update on four of their injured players in an interview with the official West Ham website.

The head of medical and sports science said: “Winston Reid has returned to training, while Alex Song will join the Development Squad in training on Saturday before joining the first-team squad on Sunday. Doneil Henry will also join the Development Squad in training on Saturday, while Joey O’Brien returned and played for 62 minutes for the Under-21s on Monday evening without any problems, which was very good.”

Importantly for the Hammers, it appears as if Winston Reid and Alex Song are almost ready to start playing again, with both being key members of the first-team.

Song arrived at the club injured over the summer, and so has yet to play a game, but he is set to return to first-team training on Sunday after spending Saturday with the development squad.

This will ease him back into training, rather than rushing him back and potentially bringing about another injury.

Reid has been playing, and has established himself as a key figure in Slaven Bilic’s first-team, but he has missed recent weeks due to injury. However, he is now back in training, and could be in line to feature against Watford this weekend.

Joey O’Brien played for the Under-21 side at the beginning of this week, continuing his return from injury, whilst Doneil Henry is set to link up with the development squad in the coming days after the injury he suffered last season.

The returns of Reid and Song will be important for the first-team, with the latter yet playing this season, and it sounds as if the duo are close to being ready for first-team action again.

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