West Ham’s medical team say Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are making good progress in their recoveries from injury. Both Reid and Carroll underwent surgery during the summer to correct knee and ankle injuries respectively, the pair having picked up the problems during the early part of pre-season.
Reid was expected to be out for three months, while Carroll was given a similar timescale for his recovery with both expected to return to training at some point in October.
West Ham’s head of medical Richard Collinge says he’s pleased with the progress both men having been making and says they are 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,” he told the club’s website.
“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.”
Joining Reid and Carroll is Manuel Lanzini, who is back with the club having spent the last three months in Barcelona after undergoing surgery to repair the ruptured cruciate ligament injury he suffered in June.
The Argentine is expected to miss the majority of the season but Collinge says everyone is just happy to have him back around the training ground.
“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.”