From the Treatment Room

Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke with positive news regarding Andy Carroll, Alex Song and Enner Valencia
Hello everyone,

We have some positive news From the Treatment Room this week!

First we would like to welcome Alex Song back to West Ham United after he re-joined the Club this week. Like everyone, we in the medical team are very happy to see him back with us.

Alex underwent ankle surgery in June and has been working very hard on his rehabilitation and we are hopeful that he will be able to step up his recovery to the next level soon.

We are grateful that he has put his trust in the medical department here at West Ham and are looking forward to seeing him back out on the pitch.

The next good news story is that Andy Carroll has been training very well with the squad and is preparing to make his return to the pitch with the first team very soon.

I would like to thank the medical team for their hard work in getting Andy fit and ready for action, in particular Eamon Swift who has made a successful transition from first-team fitness coach to rehabilitation fitness coach this season and has been working very hard one-on-one with Andy.

Enner Valencia is doing very well. He had a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injection to stabilise his joint in his leg and is moving in the right direction. He is working twice a day and is rehabbing well.

Finally, Joey O’Brien is working hard on his rehabilitation after suffering a calf injury and we hope to see him return to full training soon.

Stijn Vandenbroucke
Head of Medical and Sports Science