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Declan Rice sends Twitter message to crocked West Ham teammate

West Ham defender Declan Rice reacts during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

Declan Rice has broken into the West Ham first team of late.

Spurs player Ben Davies (l) reacts as  West Ham defender Declan Rice celebrates the winning goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at...

West Ham prodigy Declan Rice has urged young Hammers teammate Nathan Holland to come back stronger from injury on his personal Twitter account.

Football London reported on Tuesday morning that 19-year-old ace Holland had torn his hamstring and would be sidelined for three months at an important stage of his burgeoning career.

Nathan Holland of West Ham United and Phil Foden of Manchester City battle for possession during a Pre Season Friendly between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Laugardalsvollur...

Rice, who has broken into the Hammers first team this season, remains captain of the east Londoners Under-23 side, of which attacker Holland is a regular fixture.

The centre-back sent a message to his teenage teammate on Twitter, stating that "minor setbacks" lead to "major comebacks" as Holland is now set to remain on the sidelines until February 2018.

 Holland, who joined the Hammers from Everton's youth setup in January, is yet to make a senior appearance for David Moyes' side but has starred in West Ham's Under-23 side.

Making seven Premier League 2 appearances this term, Holland has scored three goals from the left flank and could be in with a shout of first-team football before the end of the season.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Rice on the other hand, could make his 10th senior appearance on Sunday in Moyes' first match in charge, with James Collins and Jose Fonte nursing injuries while Winston Reid must travel back from international duty in New Zealand.

The Hammers face Watford at Vicarage Road, with Moyes desperate to earn all three points and push his side out of the bottom three.

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