West Ham winger Michail Antonio is taking inspiration from the Karate Kid going by his latest injury update on Twitter. The 29-year-old is stepping up his recovery from a torn hamstring by seemingly aping moves from the 1984 movie:
Getting my karate kid on, wax on wax off 🥋 pic.twitter.com/OLb7Ro6grj
— Michail Antonio (@Michailantonio) September 29, 2019
Supporters on Twitter are loving the good humour that the Hammers star is showing despite the blow of being on the sidelines:
Crouching tiger, injured beast
— Rory Barker (@Rory_MD_Barker) September 29, 2019
Come back stronger big man 💪🏽💪🏽 #BEASTMODE
— YG (@Yiannis_AG) September 29, 2019
Now do the crouching grasshopper!!!!…….. keep working with strength ⚒
— andrew wickstead (@AndrewWickstead) September 29, 2019
— Brian Hall (@CockneyBri) September 29, 2019
Cannot wait to have you back brother
— Lil Az X🐛 (@USA_Ricee) September 29, 2019
Mr Miyake taught you well! Get better soon Michail.
— CraigardHouseHotel (@CraigardH) September 29, 2019
Don't forget the carpet, Vax on Vax off. Come back soon Mr 100%
— Mark King (@autonomy14) September 29, 2019
— Max (@maxsi79) September 30, 2019
Actually convinced that you’re the greatest human being of all time
— Alex (@Irons_Updates) September 29, 2019
Keep going big man… good to see you on the road to recovery ⚒️ #beast
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) September 29, 2019
Antonio sustained the injury in the opening minutes of the 2-0 win against Newport County in the Carabao Cup back in late August. He was expected to be out for up to four months, with the beginning of January being pencilled in as a potential return date.
However, the forward is said to be determined to make his comeback earlier than expected, and his latest video does show he is making excellent progress. Whether we will see him before the end of the year, we shall have to wait and see.