Bermudan teenager Jahkeylo Burgess confirms West Ham trial after miraculous recovery from double leg-break

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The forward fractured his leg in December but has already made his comeback.

West Ham United, like many teams in England now, have plenty of eyes and ears around the globe and West Ham have found some success in Bermuda recently.

Teenage ‘keeper Nathan Trott joined the club from North Village in Bermuda back in January and is now a fixture in the under-21 squad at West Ham.

West Ham’s young striker Djair Parfitt-Williams is also Bermudan.

Another talented player from the Caribbean nation has also emerged as an option.

Teenager Jahkeylo Burgess has emerged as one of his nation's top young talents and was due to attend trials with West Ham in January.

That unfortunately never happened.

He was playing for his CedarBridge Academy side in December against Berkeley when a challenge from Edry Moore, his cousin, caused a horror double leg-break.

But Burgess has made a miraculously quick recovery from the injury and made his comeback playing for Devonshire Colts this week.

Speaking to the Royal Gazette he went on to confirm that he will be going on trial at West Ham at the start of next year:

“My recovery has kind of caught me by surprise.

“I was a little timid when I came on. I came on in the last five minutes and it felt OK. Everything felt good, but I’m not quite there yet.”

“They [West Ham] told me to come back around the same time next January.”

Burgess still has a long way to go before he can make it at West Ham but he has shown great resilience to recover from a nasty injury in time for the Hammers to still consider him an option.

So remember the name, because Burgess might be yet another Bermudan in the West Ham system in the near future.

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