According to well-informed club insider ExWHUemployee, West Ham Michail Antonio is ahead of schedule on his recovery from injury.

The 29-year-old suffered a grade three hamstring tear at the end of August, and was originally ruled out for around three to four months.

Antonio is a vital player for West Ham. His raw pace and power provides Manuel Pellegrini with something that he doesn’t otherwise possess in wide areas.

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Hammers have really missed the former Nottingham Forest man during his absence. And Pellegrini will be desperate to have him back as soon as possible.

ExWHUemployee claimed yesterday that Antonio could be back sooner than was first expected.

 

The West Ham insider was speaking during an appearance on The West Ham Way podcast last night, and delivered good news for Hammers fans:

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“Antonio seems to be a bit ahead of his schedule, which is good. He was ruled out for around three months when he first got injured, and he is ahead of schedule.”

Having Antonio back before Christmas really will be a huge boost for West Ham. On his day, the winger is unplayable.

And if the Hammers remain in or at least around the top six by the time he returns, they will have every chance of finishing inside the European places come the end of the season.

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