West Ham United may have found the answer to the injury problems that have plagued Michail Antonio.
West Ham boss David Moyes failed to sign a replacement for Sebastien Haller in the summer.
After the transfer window had closed, Moyes claimed there was simply a dearth of options available (The Independent).
It means Antonio is West Ham’s only legitimate striker option and the big fear is that his troublesome hamstrings will leave the Hammers hamstrung during a jam-packed season.
Have West Ham finally found the answer to Michail Antonio’s injury problems?
But have West Ham found the answer to Antonio’s injury issues after bringing in new recovery technology for the first team squad?
The Hammers have signed up with recovery technology brand Reboots.
It sees Reboots become the ‘Official Recovery Boots Supplier’ to the club’s men’s and women’s first team and academy.
According to Sport Business it will see West Ham provided with the firm’s performance-enhancing recovery technology with the goal of aiding injury prevention and shortening recovery times.
Hammers are first Prem club to partner up with recovery tech Reboots
Antonio is pictured using the Reboots technology alongside Hammers teammate Vladimir Coufal.
West Ham are the first Premier League club to partner with Reboots, which launched in 2018.
Until now the company has partnered with individual athletes including Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa and Jennifer Hermoso of Barcelona and Spain.
West Ham’s deal follows news of the extension of another supplier deal with football nutrition brand Soccer Supplement.
The Reboots partnership could be a masterstroke if it helps keep Antonio on the pitch.
West Ham must leave no stone unturned to keep their only striker fit and available for jam-packed season
The powerful forward has only managed more than 26 games for the Hammers in one of the last four seasons.
With at least six extra games in the Europa League this term, Moyes needs his main man to be available for matches at home and abroad.
West Ham should be leaving no stone unturned in keeping their only striker fit.
Antonio’s goals are literally worth multi-millions to West Ham.
Indeed last season it could be argued Antonio’s absences cost West Ham a place in the Champions League.
He was missing for 13 of West Ham’s Premier League games in 2020/21. And Moyes’s boys ended up agonisingly missing out on a Champions League spot by a solitary win.