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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."

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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."

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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!"

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