Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Antonio out until August


Filed: Wednesday, 9th May 2018
By: Staff Writer


Michail Antonio has confirmed that is likely to miss the beginning of the 2018/19 season.

The 28-year-old winger admitted that he doesn't expect to return to first team action until August at the earliest - some three months from now - having recently undergone surgery to correct a longstanding hamstring problem.

"I'm feeling good," he told whufc.com. "I'm recovering well from my operation. I've probably got another three months before I'm back in full training so it'll be August before I start playing again."

Embed from Getty Images


And despite reports linking the England international with the likes of Crystal Palace, whose manager Roy Hodgson is said to be a keen admirer of the former Forest man, Antonio admits that his only aim right now is to win back his place at West Ham after it was confirmed that the Hammers would once again be playing in the Premier League next season.

"Every team wants to stay in the Premier League, it's the holy grail," added Anotnio. "So to have that opportunity to play again next year - especially as I couldn't help the team secure security - is great, and hopefully next year we can do better."

Embed from Getty Images


And he was also distinctly impressed by the goal that confirmed safety - even if the scorer isn't exactly prolific in matches or during training!

"We bossed the game, managed to get an early goal and see them off with Mark Noble's finish," he surmised. "He doesn't score too many like that and it was a great strike - I didn't expect it from him at all but hey, quality!"





Related News

   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [14th Jan 2019]
   arrow   Marko wants out, says Antonio [13th Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [4th Jan 2019]
   arrow   Post-match press conference: Manuel Pellegrini v Brighton & Hove Albion [audio] [2nd Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Sunday's news round-up [30th Dec 2018]
   arrow   Southampton 1-2 West Ham Utd [27th Dec 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 0-2 Watford [22nd Dec 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [18th Dec 2018]
   arrow   Fulham 0-2 West Ham Utd [15th Dec 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [13th Dec 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
In brief - Thursday's news round-up
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media ro...more
Three Years Ago
The opposition view: Manchester City
Most City fans were reasonably happy with a point it seemed - if less than enamoured by current mana...more
Five Years Ago
Leeds confirm McCormack bid
Leeds United confirmed tonight they have rejected an offer from West Ham for their striker and capta...more