According to a report by West Ham United insiders Claret & Hugh, star midfielder Declan Rice is expected to re-join full training with the first team over the next few days and could be ready for match action by May 9 against Everton – coming as a big boost for manager David Moyes.
West Ham insider drops big injury boost
Rice has been sidelined since early April after picking up a knee injury but C&H now report that he is nearing his full return.
Indeed, it is said the 22-year-old has been progressing through rehabilitation in much quicker fashion than expected at Rush Green and has even been running on grass in the last few days.
C&H also believe there is a possibility he could be back to full training as early as today but not enough to see him play any part in West Ham’s next encounter away to Burnley.
However, there is a possibility of him returning to the starting line up for their following fixture at home to Everton with Moyes aiming to clinch an unprecedented Champions League berth.
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Despite suffering a slight blow in that mission during their last match, losing 1-0 to European qualifying rivals Chelsea, the top four is still not out of reach for the Irons.
If West Ham are going to do the unthinkable, Moyes will be hoping for any kind of boost possible in the run up to the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.
One major uplift will be the return of Rice, and this news he has been progressing faster than expected and could be back for Everton comes as a huge boost.
A crucial player who defender Craig Dawson lauded as ‘quality’ and at an ‘unbelievable’ level (Twitter)- supporters will also be thankful when he has back partnering Tomas Soucek in midfield.
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