Kurt Zouma could be back in action for West Ham by the end of January according to Claret and Hugh after suffering a hamstring tendon injury earlier this month.
It was only 25 days ago when the 27-year-old damaged a hamstring tendon when playing against Chelsea at the London Stadium.
At the time, David Moyes and the Hammers fans were hit with the news that Zouma could be out for at least 12 weeks (The Guardian).
The Frenchman has made such a big impact at the London Stadium following his £29.8 million move from Chelsea. So losing him was a massive blow to our hopes of pushing for a place inside the top four this season.
West Ham have really struggled during Zouma’s absence especially with Angelo Ogbonna out for the season as well.
It seems as though there could be some good news on the horizon though…
Kurt Zouma injury claim will put a huge smile on West Ham fans’ faces
Claret and Hugh claims that the big Frenchman is already back training on grass and could be back in action as early as late January.
The high level Hammers insiders say that one of their sources have told them that after deciding not to undergo surgery, Zouma is making much quicker progress than was originally expected.
David Moyes will be desperate to get the 27-year-old back in action as soon as possible.
That doesn’t mean that we don’t need to sign a centre-back in the January transfer window though.
West Ham still need a lot more strength in depth in that particular department. Even if Zouma returns within the next three or four weeks, it’s worth remembering that Ogbonna will be 34 before the start of next season.
And the addition of a top-class central defender in January would set us up nicely for the next few years.
Having said all of that though, Zouma’s return to action will be a very timely boost for the Hammers, whenever that may be.