By Daniel Feliciano

16th May, 2023 | 3:10pm

Gianluca Scamacca is back on the grass and training after his debut West Ham United season ended early following knee surgery.

The Italy international had an injury-hit campaign at the London Stadium following a £35m move from Sassuolo, and picked up a fresh problem that ruled him out for the rest of the campaign while on international duty back in March.

Now the striker has posted a series of images on his Instagram account (16 May) that he is back in training on grass following surgery, while using the caption “road to recovery” for the post.

Back soon?

Scamacca’s future at West Ham is highly unknown right now because there has been plenty of speculation about whether he will still be here next season.

After struggling for regular game time and with injuries, Italian clubs are said to be queueing up to get him back to his homeland for the new campaign for a relatively cheap fee.

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West Ham are said to be confident that he will stick around, but with Danny Ings signing in January and Michail Antonio’s future also up in the air it could genuinely go either way.

But until the striker is fit again there is no chance of a move taking place, and that means that his priority has to be getting back to fitness and getting back on the pitch.

Fans would love to see him stick around and really show his level of quality and ability because there is clearly a player there.

As he steps up his recovery now though it will be big for him to get back to 100% for the new season in order to really kick on again.