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A setback for Sakho - and other injury news

Filed: Thursday, 18th May 2017
By: Staff Writer

Diafra Sakho has sustained another mystery back injury - and will now be out of action until June, according to club medics.

The Senegal international has made just three appearances for West Ham this season as a result of a string mystery injuries said to relate to a longstanding back problem - which has apparently rared its ugly head once more.

That's according to Head Medic Stijn Vandenbroucke, who revealed that Sakho had recently seen a specialist with view to resolving the issue.

"Because of the complexity of the problem, we saw the specialist in France and decided to give Sakho a period of rest," Vandenbroucke told whufc.com. "He will return early in June to prepare for next season."

Elsewhere on the injury front Mark Noble, Cheikhou Kouyate and Winston Reid have all reacted well to recent surgery - whilst Michail Antonio and Pedro Obiang are expected to begin playing again before too long.

"Mark had significant surgery to rectify an abdominal issue on Saturday and remains in a lot of pain but is now having a period of rest at home," he confirmed.

"Winston Reid also had surgery this week to rectify a problem I have also never seen before in my career a chronic problem that he has been playing with in the background for some time.

"Cheikhou Kouyate had surgery on a chronic problem with his wrist which means we had to reconstruct a ligament in his wrist. He will spend eight weeks in a cast and come back early to prepare himself for pre-season.

"Michail Antonio is out of the brace he was wearing after surgery and is progressing very well. He will go on holiday with a physio and he is also getting married, but Michail will be in at Rush Green working on his rehab over the summer.

"Finally, Pedro Obiang - a top professional - is working with Frazer Young on rehab on his knee and is on schedule to return for the start of pre-season."

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