Player News - West Ham United

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Winston Reid is "training and pushing harder everyday" but the West Ham United defender still has a long way to go in his recovery following knee surgery.

Reid, 30, damaged knee ligaments in March, but had been confident of a return at the beginning of 2018/19 before suffering a setback on the club’s pre-season training camp in Switzerland. "Winston has been suffering some swelling around the knee," Head of Medical Richard Collinge confirmed. "He is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area. We have decided that this is the best course of action." Although there has been no definitive timeline on when Reid will be ready for action, he is hopeful of a return in early 2019. "I’m doing gym work, rehabbing the quad and the leg and getting the bulk back," he confirmed. "To be fair, everything after the operation has gone really, really well and there has been no swelling. We’re training and pushing harder every day to get fitter and get my knee better, so I can get back on the pitch as soon as possible."
Oct 18 - 5:49 AM

Marko Arnautovic's 21st international goal was enough to see Austria beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in their UEFA Nations League match on Friday.

The Austria captain was at the heart of the action throughout the match and made the breakthrough in the 71st minute, slotting coolly past Northern Ireland goalkeeper Baily Peacock-Farrell. Arnautovic's goal, his fourth in his last eight international games, sends Austria into second in UEFA Nations League B Group 3, three points behind group leaders Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Oct 13 - 2:47 PM

Marko Arnautovic will continue to play for club and country despite an ongoing knee problem which has hampered him in recent weeks.

The Austria star was speaking ahead of the Nations League fixture with Northern Ireland on Friday, a game which Arnautovic is determined to play a key role in before shifting his focus to the Premier League and a clash with London-rivals Tottenham. "The knee is not the best but I am fit and I can play. I'm not training a lot at West Ham to try and keep my knee calm," he said. "It is going to take time as I have some inflammation in my bone, but I am always ready to play on the weekend. After a game I need some rest for about 2/3 days. By the middle of the week I am training normally with the team." With Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini long-term absentees, and Javier Hernandez working his way back from glandular fever, Arnautovic has excelled in a central striking role averaging a goal once in every 135 minutes.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 10 - 4:21 PM

West Ham won't enter the international break with the momentum they had hoped following a 1-0 loss to Brighton.

The Hammers entered the match in great form, undefeated in their last three including wins over Everton and Manchester United and a draw with Chelsea. After conceding a goal to Glenn Murray in the 25th minute, the West Ham attack looked fatigued and wasteful with their chances as Marko Arnautovic missed a pair of open chances to steal a point in the final 10 minutes of the match after fighting through a couple of lower-body injuries over the last couple of weeks. The loss extends West Ham's streak without back-to-back wins, which dates back to January 2017.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 5 - 5:03 PM

After losing the first four league games to begin the season, West Ham United are finding their way with seven points in their last three with a convincing 3-1 win over Manchester United.

Bubbles were blowing from the start, as Felipe Anderson scored his first league goal, as Pablo Zabaleta had plenty of space to feed the ball into the Brazilian for a clean finish. They would make it 2-0 just before halftime, when an ambitious effort by Andriy Yarmolenko took a perfect deflection to find the corner of the net. Manchester United pulled one back but a second potential goal was saved brilliantly by Lukasz Fabianski. Marko Arnautovic put the game away late, as he finished a wonderfully threaded pass by Mark Noble. West Ham look to continue their resurgence at Brighton next Friday night.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 29 - 9:39 AM

In their best defensive performance of the year, the Hammers were able to contain Chelsea. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to score leading to a 0-0 draw.

West Ham came out in this game looking to hit Chelsea on the counter but it was clear early on that they were missing their talisman in Marko Arnautovic. With Mikail Antonio leading the line, there wasn’t enough firepower up top to push the Hammers to victory. Their best chance fell to Andriy Yarmolenko in the 76th minute but the forward was unable to finish his chance. Next up, the Hammers will take on Macclesfield Town in the league cup and Manchester United in the league as the going is about to get tough for the team just above the relegation zone.
Sep 23 - 11:03 AM

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has remained hopeful that Marko Arnautovic will be fit to face Chelsea on Sunday.

The Austrian international was taken off with a knee injury just after the hour mark after recording a goal and an assist against Everton last weekend. However, the winger is not expected to miss much time with West Ham even hoping to have their leading scorer back when they host Chelsea this weekend. "Marko finished with a problem behind his knee against Everton," Pellegrini said. "He’s having some treatment and we will see if he can be fit for Sunday. I think Marko played very well against Everton and we hope he will have recovered for the next game." If Arnautovic is unable to go, Lucas Perez could be handed his first West Ham start as Chicharito recovers from illness.
Sep 20 - 3:00 PM

West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing successful ankle surgery.

The 26-year-old suffered the ankle injury before the international break and had his operation on Monday morning after missing Sunday's 3-1 Premier League win at Everton. "Jack underwent successful surgery in London on Monday morning for a minor ongoing ankle issue," said West Ham head of medical Richard Collinge in a statement on the club's website. "The surgeon was happy with the procedure and all went as planned. We envisage he will only need a relatively short period of rest and will then start his rehabilitation." Reports suggest Wilshere faces around six weeks on the sidelines which means he won't return to action until after the October international break. Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble and Declan Rice all impressed in the win over Everton and could continue in midfield for the duration of Wilshere's absence.
Sep 18 - 8:20 PM

West Ham finally managed to secure their first win, but the three-points came at a cost as Marko Arnautovic limped off following his goal at Goodison Park.

Speaking after the match, Arnautovic said: "I don't know [how serious the injury is] - we need to check now. It's not my calf, it's behind my [left] knee. We will have to see for next week because it is hurting now." With the players scheduled for a day off on Monday, Arnautovic will be assessed on his return and a decision will be made after that. But, it was the furore caused by the apparent refusal of Lucas Perez to come on for the injured forward which caught the attention, although the Hammers boss was quick to play down the incident. "I called for Lucas because he had been warming up, but when I saw he was sitting on the bench because he had finished, and Antonio was working, I saw that Antonio was ready. That’s why I changed and went with Antonio, because we needed to make the change immediately."
Sep 17 - 10:28 AM

Everton's defence parted all too easily as West Ham recorded their first win of the season at Goodison Park.

Everton looked composed in the first 10 minutes before their defence malfunctioned and let West Ham in for their first. A direct ball got the better of the whole Toffee's defence and fell to Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian unselfishly teed up Andriy Yarmolenko to score. That sloppy defending dented the home team's confidence, though Tosun should have brought them level before Yarmolenko doubled the lead with a curling effort after cutting inside. Morgan Schneiderlin was hooked late in the first half and his replacement, Bernard, was crucial in teeing up Siggy to make it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time. Everton pushed hard to equalise and ended up conceding again, with Arnie getting his name on the scoresheet. A lack of clinical edge cost Everton whilst a win is a huge boost for West Ham.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 16 - 1:02 PM

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is poised to return to the training pitch this week after missing the start of the season due to the recurrence of an ankle injury in pre-season.

After missing nearly three months of action last season, Carroll suffered yet another injury hiccup during the club's pre-season tour in July. The frontman was initially expected to be out for four months, but could potentially return to action sooner than scheduled based on the club's official injury report. "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." Elsewhere, defender Winston Reid, who is recovering from ankle surgery, is still without a timeline to return. "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."
Sep 12 - 4:39 PM

Manuel Lanzini has returned to West Ham United’s Rush Green training ground to continue his rehabilitation following successful knee surgery.

The 25-year-old suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in training with Argentina ahead of the World Cup in Russia and underwent reconstructive surgery in Barcelona in June, ruling him out of action until sometime in 2019. However, after spending three months in Barcelona, Lanzini has now returned to east London to continue the rest of his rehabilitation. The No10 still has another six or seven months before being back in contention, but the Hammers will welcome the news his recovery bid is going according to plan. "We're really pleased for Manu and it's great to have him back," West Ham's head of medical Richard Collinge told the club's website. "Rehab-wise, we have a plan in place and Manu is very disciplined and very motivated and we're moving in the right direction."
Sep 12 - 4:00 PM

West Ham lost for the fourth consecutive time to open the season as a late Marko Arnautovic chance was well saved by Rui Patricio and Wolves scored in stoppage time for a 1-0 win.

It will be a difficult one for the Hammers to swallow as they played Wolves to a standstill. They had their chance to win the match late through a strong drive from Marko Arnautovic but Rui Patricio made himself big and saved the shot with his shoulder. Carelessness from Carlos Sanchez then cost the Hammers even a single point as the Colombian's giveaway in his own end was quickly turned into the only goal of the match by Adama Traore. The Hammers had better spend the upcoming break figuring out how to be both more potent and less leaky in Manuel Pellegrini's system or it is going to get ugly fast at the London Stadium.
Sep 1 - 12:03 PM

Marko Arnautovic has trained all week after recovering from a knee injury and will be fit for Saturday's match against Wolverhampton.

Arnautovic limped off during the loss at Arsenal last weekend with a slight knock and then sat out the 3-1 Carabao Cup victory at AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday. While Manuel Pellegrini's comments in the pre-match press conference were long-winded, the Chilean boss confirmed that Arnautovic has trained since Tuesday and therefore will likely return to the starting XI. "Marko had a small problem behind his knee in the last game," Pellegrini said. "He was not comfortable and not able to play those last few minutes. But he’s had an examination with the doctor, and he’s worked this week with us. He doesn’t have any problems. Since Tuesday, he’s been working."
Aug 31 - 8:23 PM

It was hardly his fault but Issa Diop found himself in the perfect position to act as a target for Alexandre Lacazette's centering ball and it went in to give Arsenal the winning goal.

The Hammers took a 1-0 lead through Marko Arnautovic from Filipe Anderson but they couldn't hold it for long as the Gunners scored three unanswered to cruise to victory at the Emirates Stadium. It would be wrong to blame Diop for the loss but he was part of a defense that had significant trouble containing Arsenal's attack throughout the match. The Hammers spent big money to bolster their attack and added some defensive pieces but the defense still looks incredibly fragile starting with the base of midfield that seems to provide little shield.
Aug 25 - 12:10 PM



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