West Ham fans always seem to be contending with injury problems here and there. It comes with the territory of having Andy Carroll on their books, but is frustrating nonetheless. However, the latest update they’ve been given, from reliable Twitter account ExWHUemployee, claims that Winston Reid returned to training yesterday.
Winston Reid resumed training today https://t.co/fDpDuf8RUC
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) 25 February 2019
The New Zealander has written his name into West Ham history in his eight and a half years at the club, with his famous winning goal against Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground the last in the stadium’s history. However, the 2013 Hammer of the Year winner has had a rough 9th season with the club, as he continues to fight to return from a knee injury that he suffered almost a whole year ago last March.
That knee injury required surgery and always looked like being a nasty one. However, it’s taken him a lot longer than the fans believed it would for him to return and they’ll be desperate to see him make his first appearance of the season before too long. It will certainly be tough to usurp both Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, who have staked their claim as the club’s first choice pairing at the back, but if he can find his best form then it’s certainly not beyond the 30-year-old.
You can read the Hammers’ verdict on Reid here:
… Well at least I can sleep better knowing he’s still alive.
— 2Dubya (@CouchPotatoUK) 25 February 2019
Awesome news he always put in a shift and should go down as a legend for securing the win at the final game at the Boleyn
— Pete (@popparambo) February 25, 2019
Reid all about it
— (@ReliableRice) 25 February 2019
Long way back.
— Kevin Mackintosh (@Smacker62) February 25, 2019
Just hope he manages to get himself back to top form as he is a quality centre half
— Joe Burton (@JoeBurt15853257) February 26, 2019
Imagine finishing this season with an almost completely fit squad!! pic.twitter.com/1Nfrs1ttD7
— Paul Jacobs (@JAKEY1971) February 26, 2019
— Hong Seng Sim (@SimHongSeng) February 25, 2019
Do you think he will get a game before the end of the season ex? Any news of how he has looked in training?
— G (@gdizzle1981) February 25, 2019
The Hammers love the idea of seeing Reid make his return to action this season and will hope the defender hasn’t lost his defensive touch that made him so formidable at the back.