West Ham United's Head of Medical Richard Collinge has told the club's official website that playmaker Manuel Lanzini is back in London to step up his rehabilitation.
A raft of new signings haven't made much of an impact, and Pellegrini does have a number of players on the sidelines through injury – including star playmaker Lanzini.
The Argentinian has been one of West Ham's main creative forces since arriving from Al Jazira Club in 2015, notching 20 goals in 99 games for the Hammers.
Lanzini was all set for a key role with Argentina at the World Cup in Russia, but suffered a devastating knee injury in training with his country, with the belief that he will now miss the entire season.
Lanzini isn't the only injured player at the club though, as striker Andy Carroll is requiring treatment yet again, with defender Winston Reid also unavailable with another injury.
Now, West Ham's Head of Medical Richard Collinge has told the club's official website that Lanzini's return is moving in the right direction, though it is of course still some time until he can return to action, even if he is back in England after flying out to Barcelona to see specialist Dr Ramon Cugat.
Collinge added that Carroll is making really good progress, but Reid is a little further away from a first-team return having had surgery just eight weeks ago.
“We’re really pleased for Manu and it’s great to have him back,” said Collinge. “He’s now at the three-month stage, so I flew out to see Manu and his consultant Dr Cugat at the weekend and the doctor is very happy with his progress after three months. Rehab-wise, we have a plan in place and Manu is very disciplined and very motivated and we’re moving in the right direction.”
“Andy Carroll is progressing really nicely and he’s going to start doing some work on the pitches this week, so he’s making really good progress. Winston Reid is in a knee brace and he’s eight weeks down the line from his surgery and making good progress. He’s going to be a little bit longer, but he’s also making good progress,” he added.
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