Speaking to the press (via football.london), West Ham United manager David Moyes has dropped another enticing injury update after refusing to rule out Michail Antonio for tonight’s clash against Burnley, with the Scotsman saying that Declan Rice is ‘ahead of schedule’.
Rice has been out of action since before the international break after sustaining a knee injury, with West Ham since sweating to get him back to play a part in the end-of-season run.
David Moyes drops enticing injury update
Moyes has been forced to cope without the Englishman’s influence in midfield, with fellow first team regulars Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell also sidelined.
However, in a stroke of positive news, the Irons boss has now confirmed that Rice is ‘ahead of schedule’ and slowly getting back to full fitness as he dropped an enticing injury update.
“He is back training a little bit we are not sure exactly what level he is at,” Moyes explained.
“We have a few days before the game on Monday but he is making good progress and we are happy with what he is doing and I would say he is ahead of schedule. We are trying to keep pushing him on.”
Transfer Tavern take
Even though it is unclear exactly when he’ll return, news that Rice is making good progress comes as an encouraging piece of information for West Ham fans, and the revelation that he is ‘ahead of schedule’ is even better.
He has been arguably the club’s most crucial player this season, supported by the fact he has averaged more interceptions in midfield than any other Irons player and their fourth-highest WhoScored average match rating throughout the campaign.
Indeed, having Rice back for the run-in to the season could come as a big boost for Moyes, and Hammers supporters will surely be hoping that he continues his quick recovery.
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