Speaking to the official West Ham website, David Sullivan has admitted that Slaven Bilic has told him about Dimitri Payet’s recovery from injury - revealing that he is ahead of schedule.
Sullivan said: “Slaven has said that Dimitri is ahead of schedule so that is a major boost for everyone at the Club.”
Payet was one of the best players in the Premier League prior to his injury, acting as the main playmaker in an extremely enjoyable Hammers team.
The Frenchman had scored five goals and registered three assists in 12 league appearances, but he has missed the last four games due to an injury picked up in the 1-1 draw with Everton.
He is meant to be out of action recovering until the New Year, but Sullivan has heard from Bilic that Payet is ahead of schedule, and could be back before his expected date.
A number of other players are also out of action through injury, but Payet is the biggest loss, with Bilic’s men scoring just two goals in the four games since the start of his absence.
It was feared that Payet’s injury could end West Ham’s season, but Sullivan has been given hope by Bilic that the playmaker will be back before too long.