West Ham attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson could make his comeback from injury against Manchester City on Wednesday, according to insider ExWHUEmployee.
The Brazilian has missed the last five games due to a back injury, with many predicting he would not be back in contention until the Liverpool game on Monday week.
However, Anderson could now make an earlier than expected return, although supporters on Twitter are not particularly enthusiastic about the prospect:
No need to rush him back
— Andrew 🏴🇨🇦 #COYI⚒️ WPG🏒✈️ (@IIISneakyIII) 11 February 2020
Is it worth rushing him back for 1 game though ? It could make things worse and we could lose him for longer…
— Morgan 🧞♂️ (@_MorganPomeroy) 12 February 2020
Does it matter??
— TERRY GILL (@GILLER07) 11 February 2020
so he's being rushed back basically
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) 12 February 2020
i wouldn’t even bother playing him. chances of winning are so minimal. give him further rest for the Southampton game
— CEDES (@cedesparisse) 12 February 2020
Hopefully he can get ahead of the opposition's back 4. Pellegrini clearly stifled his play but he already looked more threatening, albeit briefly, under Moyes.
— Damian Cooper (@DamianCooper) 11 February 2020
Ahead of schedule he’s initial injury was only suppose to be a couple of weeks 🙈
— Rob Bryan (@RobBryan1987) 11 February 2020
On a % of 1-100 how much does “Ahead of schedule” mean “Rushed back”
— Dan. (@dthomson123) 11 February 2020
In other words, we have rushed him back
— Anthony (@AntTerry94) February 12, 2020
The 26-year-old’s form has been rather disappointing, to the say the least, this campaign. In contrast to last season when he scored ten goals, the playmaker has bagged just one for the Hammers this year.
With Anderson having missed over a month of football, it is unlikely that he would be able to play the whole game at the Etihad Stadium next week, and he may have to settle for a place on the bench for the difficult away fixture.