West Ham defender Winston Reid is not expected to feature at all in the 2018/19 season, Football.London journalist Sam Inkersole has revealed.

Reid suffered a serious long-term injury back in March 2018 and is nearing 12 months on the sidelines.

At the start of this season, West Ham knew that Reid would be ruled out for the vast majority of the 2018/19 campaign.

But it now looks like the New Zealand international will have to wait until next season to return to first-team action.

Inkersole has revealed via Twitter that Manuel Pellegrini expects his towering centre-half to return to light training by the end of February or early March.

But Reid’s chances of playing any games in the current campaign are slim as he continues his road to recovery.

Winston Reid at West Ham

Winston Reid scored the last ever goal at The Boleyn Ground. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

This is a major shame as Reid has been a loyal and dedicated servant to West Ham over the years. The 30-year-old joined the Hammers in 2010 and has played 222 competitive games for the club.

The popular defender will also be remembered for scoring the last ever goal at Upton Park – a headed winner in a 3-2 win over Manchester United.

But Reid has been dogged with various injury concerns over the past few years and it is unlikely that he will ever get back to his best.

Here are some things West Ham fans are saying about Reid’s injury update.

 

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