West Ham United medical chief provides positive injury update

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The Hammers take on West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

West Ham United Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke has provided a positive injury update via the club’s official website.

The Hammers take on West Bromwich Albion this weekend as they look to continue their attempts to secure a top four place.

To do so, they will need all of their squad available to manager Slaven Bilic as the season run-in looks to be a tight one.

And it is good news in that regard, with Vandenbroucke reporting there are no new injuries in the squad, adding it was encouraging to see four young stars in action for the under-21s against Hull City also.

“I am pleased to report that we have no injuries for the moment ahead of the fixture at West Bromwich Albion,” he told whufc.com.

“Since my last update, we have won an important home match against Watford and we came through the game with no serious injury concerns other than the usual bumps and bruises.

“It was [also] good for Sam Byram and Reece Oxford to get back in the match rhythm by playing the full 90 minutes, and also encouraging to see Doneil Henry and Stephen Hendrie in action [for the U21’s].”

Slaven Bilic will now be hoping that his squad can remain injury free between now and the end of the season.

His side are currently sixth in the table and eight points behind Arsenal in fourth, albeit with a game in hand, and they still stand a chance of making the top four.

As already mentioned, West Ham will need all of their players fighting fit for that to happen and will be keen to ensure Vandenbroucke’s future updates are of a similar nature.

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