Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Jack Wilshere could be available for West Ham’s final four games of the season, whufc.com reports.
Wilshere has been out with an ankle injury since early December but has been back in training recently.
After playing for just over 60 minutes in the under-23 match against Leicester City, Wilshere is now expected to return to training ‘100 per cent’ next week.
The 27-year-old will play one more match for the under-23s – against Derby County at Pride Park on Monday night.
This means he will miss this weekend’s trip to Old Trafford but could be back for West Ham’s last four matches of 2018/19.
As reported by whufc.com, Pellegrini told the press conference: “Jack Wilshere is almost ready. He played one game for the U23s last week and hopefully he’ll play another one. Next week, I think that he’ll be working 100 per cent with our squad.”
But quite a few fans are sceptical of Wilshere’s fitness, having seen him suffer two long-term injuries this season.
Here are the best tweets from West Ham fans discussing the Wilshere latest.
Week after he’ll be injured
— Jarvo (@LDJ1969) April 11, 2019
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 until he breaks down yet again. It’s Carroll all over again when will the club ever learn?!
— William Field (@wilfield71) April 11, 2019
And injured by Easter Monday
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) April 11, 2019
I bet he’ll play 3 games and he will be injured again…
— Lisa (@LisaaaOx) April 11, 2019
Two weeks later… Jack Wilshere is injured and won’t feature for the rest of the calendar year
— Matthew Wood (@matthewhwood) April 11, 2019
Focus on Nasri first
— Matt Scott (@MattScott94) April 11, 2019
Yeah!for how long. Really need to stop buying injury prone players.
What about Andy ‘ouch there goes my ankle’ Carroll.
— Cynical, aber sehr süß 🌞. (A failed pessimist). (@WycheNick) April 11, 2019