Xande Silva drops hint about injury return

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West Ham attacker Xande Silva has hinted that he is on the verge of returning to full fitness.

According to Claret & Hugh at the start of February, the 21-year-old has undergone surgery on a hernia that could have left him on the sidelines for up to six weeks.

However speaking via his personal Twitter account on Saturday, Silva has suggested that he is on track to return ahead of schedule.

“Coming back soon,” he said.


Silva has been very impressive since joining West Ham from Benfica last summer. He has been on fire in the Under-23s, scoring seven goals in six Premier League 2 appearances. The 21-year-old has also made two senior appearances for the Irons this season. Manuel Pellegrini handed him a Premier League debut when he came off the bench against Burnley in December, while in January, the Portuguese attacker was handed a start in the FA Cup win against Birmingham. Silva has played well in his debut season at West Ham but he has also been hit with a number of injury blows. He has had a hamstring injury recently and that was followed up by this hernia issue. It does seem that the ex-Benfica forward is on the verge of return though, and that is great news for him and for West Ham, who acquired themselves a very promising young players last summer.

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