West Ham United striker has been absent from action for more than three weeks.
Hammers hitman Javier Hernandez spoke exclusively to the club's official website, and provided a positive update on his potential return from a hamstring injury that has kept him out fo the side since November 4th.
The Mexican joined West Ham from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, for a fee believed to be in the region of £16 million, and hasn't really hit the heights that were expected of him, scoring just four goals in 13 appearances in all competitions thus far.
The east Londoners' struggles certainly haven't helped the former Manchester United ace, however, with David Moyes' side currently deeply entrenched in a relegation battle, after their paltry return of just 10 points from their 13 league games.
The Scot will surely be desperate for Hernandez, 29, to be back involved with the first team as soon as possible, and it looks as though that might happen sooner rather than later.
The striker sat down for an interview with WHUFC.com, and explained how he is hopeful of a quick return to action:
West Ham United's Javier Hernandez
"Hopefully I’m close to returning. Hopefully this week I can get involved with the team, we’re going to see. With this type of injury you have to be careful because it is a hamstring and sometimes the best thing is that you don’t rush but I’m feeling very good, and we’ll see if I can get involved with the team this week. We’re coming up to the busiest time in the Premier League. Hopefully for us and the Hammers fans it will be a good moment.”
Next up for West Ham is a tough trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Wednesday night, and three points will be of absolute paramount importance for the Hammers, as they look to climb the table.