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West Ham receive double injury boost as duo near return

West Ham receive double injury boost as duo near return

West Ham have been handed a double injury boost with the news that Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are nearing their Hammers returns.

Reid underwent surgery on his knee back in July following an injury suffered during the club’s pre-season camp in Switzerland.

The Australian defender had his 2017/18 campaign ended early with the same injury, which was aggravated after an early return during the summer.

Carroll was also injured in pre-season training and underwent surgery on his ankle – a procedure that was expected to keep him out until late October.

However West Ham’s head of medical Richard Collinge told the club’s official website that both players are recovering well, and hinted it won’t be long until they are back in action at the London Stadium.

“Winston Reid is in a knee brace and he’s eight weeks down the line from his surgery and making good progress,” he said, “he’s going to be a little bit longer, but he’s also making good progress.

“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.”

West Ham have endured a dismal start to the new season, losing all four of their Premier League games so far, however will be hoping get their first points of the campaign this weekend when they travel to Everton.