Stijn Vandenbroucke gives West Ham injury update: Song, Henry and Reid back

Alex Song

West Ham have three players now back ready to play.

The Hammers have struggled with injuries in recent weeks, but head of medical Stijn Vandenbroucke has given a positive update on three players when talking to the official West Ham website.

He said: “We have positive news about Winston Reid, who has been training with the squad for two weeks now and is getting stronger every day. Alex Song and Doneil Henry returned to training with the squad at the end of last week and are now ready for the busy winter period.”

Reid has been out of action since the beginning of October, missing three games which have seen the Hammers struggle defensively.

Especially in the most recent game against Watford, which saw James Tomkins and James Collins struggle against the duo of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney - ending with Collins sent off for a bad challenge on Ighalo.

However, Reid is now ready to play, and he is set to take Collins’ place in the centre of defence this weekend when West Ham take on Everton.

Song has not yet played this season after re-joining the Hammers on a loan deal from Barcelona, having arrived at the Boleyn Ground with an injury.

However, Vandenbroucke has suggested that he, along with Doneil Henry, are now ready to start playing ahead of the hectic winter period of fixtures.

Whilst Song will take a first-team role, it is likely that Henry will be sent away from West Ham on a loan deal to continue his development.

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