West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere is closing in on a return to first-team action, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.
The 27-year-old played against Leicester City’s Under 23s last Sunday and he is expected to play one more U23 game before making his comeback for the senior side.
Pellegrini says he is optimistic that Wilshere will be back in his first team plans very soon:
“Jack Wilshere is almost ready. He played one game for the U23s last week and hopefully, he’ll play another one. Next week, I think that he’ll be working 100 per cent with our squad.”
Fans on Twitter are very sceptical over whether the former Arsenal player will stay fit for very long:
Did Theresa May say this?
— Mr O (@W1zardOz) 11 April 2019
I bet he’ll play 3 games and he will be injured again…
— Lisa (@LisaaaOx) 11 April 2019
Two weeks later… Jack Wilshere is injured and won’t feature for the rest of the calendar year
— Matthew Wood (@matthewhwood) 11 April 2019
And injured by Easter Monday
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) 11 April 2019
And the following week . . ‘Hello doctor’ . .
— chris carlaw (@Chris_Carlaw) 11 April 2019
2 weeks full training.. 4 games to get fully match fit.. end of the season.. get injured in pre-season .. expected to be out for 6-7 days actually out for 6-7 months.. start the process again!
— Giesen (@Giesen12) 11 April 2019
What odds can I get on him getting an injury in pre season?…
— Phteven Barrows (@StephenBarrows) 11 April 2019
— Lord Tottenhamshire (@mallywally) 11 April 2019
Expect him to be back on the treatment table the following week then.
— Mike Nicol (@joejimbobsdad) 11 April 2019
Jack Wilshere nearly fit pic.twitter.com/FbBHy7VCXW
— will earle (@willearle_) 11 April 2019
Wilshere’s first season at the Hammers has been an unmitigated disaster due to his injury problems. An ankle injury has effectively limited him to just five appearances all campaign.
There was a worry that the midfielder could miss the rest of the season with the medical team reportedly worried that he was still feeling discomfort in his ankle despite having surgery.
However, his appearance for the U23s last week suggests he is now finally ready to return to action.