By Pranav Shahaney

21st Nov, 2023 | 2:25pm

David Ornstein issues injury update on West Ham United attacker Michail Antonio

The Athletic journalists David Ornstein and Roshane Thomas have issued an update on West Ham striker Michail Antonio.

The Jamaica international was understood to potentially be out for a few months and there were “concerns” of a ruptured ligament.

However, in their report on 21 November, the fears have been allayed and he’s expected back within a month.

Good news

Antonio’s swift recovery from what was initially anticipated to be a longer term injury comes as a significant boost for West Ham.

The shorter-than-expected timeframe for his return not only reflects Antonio’s resilience and commitment to rehabilitation but also alleviates the club’s concerns about a prolonged absence of a key player.

Antonio’s versatile playing style and goal-scoring prowess make him a vital asset for West Ham.

His ability to operate in various attacking positions adds depth and flexibility to the team’s tactical options.

With his return weeks earlier than anticipated, the Hammers can soon count on his contributions, bolstering their attacking capabilities.

While the Jamaican may not be in red-hot form this season, he’s still the go to option for David Moyes to lead the line.

Moreover, Antonio’s presence on the field provides a morale boost for both players and fans alike. His energy, determination, and leadership qualities have a positive impact on the team’s dynamics.

In other West Ham news, a BBC pundit has admitted that he’ll come out of retirement just to play with a West Ham star after what he did recently.