ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham will now ‘speed up’ Angelo Ogbonna’s recovery plan.
David Moyes has been left short-handed at centre-back at the start of the new campaign.
Now it appears that the club are hoping Ogbonna can make a premature return to action after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in November of last year.
At 34, the condition he may return in remains to be seen but it does seem as if Moyes is keen for the Italian rock to recover with Ex’s update.
Writing on The West Ham Way Patreon account he said:
‘The club are also putting Ogbonna on a speed-up fitness plan to try and get him all ready for first-team action as soon as possible.’
TIF Thoughts on Ex’s update…
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Considering the lack of options at centre-back it is no surprise to see the club urgently trying to bring the 13-cap Italy international back to full health.
Moyes has admitted that the defender isn’t yet fit to be ‘considered’ for the matchday squad but is ‘coming along nicely’.
Darren Gough called the left-footed centre-half ‘outstanding’ (talkSPORT via West Ham Zone) for the form he showed prior to being ruled out and it will be interesting to see if he can match that level upon his return.