West Ham’s Edgar is back in training

Hammers youngster Anthony Edgar has made a rapid recovery from surgery to get himself back in light training.

THERE WAS some more good news from West Ham’s younger squad members this week as it was revealed that winger Anthony Edgar has returned to light training this week.

After Zavon Hines made his comeback from almost a year off by turning out for the reserves at Aston Villa last week, Edgar is not quite up to that standard of fitness, but considering the 20-year-old was expected to be out for five months, his recovery has been remarkable.

The winger had surgery a week after injuring his knee in a reserve team friendly with QPR on August 24. It was a huge blow to the speedy youngster, who had impressed in pre-season with two goals.

Edgar made his senior debut against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season and signed a new deal in the summer, and this latest news is a big boost.

“I am doing really well,” he said. “I have been running for a week or two and I am in the gym every day and working hard, but it has been a long haul.”

Youngsters have not really been given a chance since the arrival of Avram Grant with Junior Stanislas, James Tomkins and Frank Nouble finding themselves down the pecking order.

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However, the re-emergence of Hines and Edgar may give Grant cause to reconsider that policy.

“I believe in my ability,” he said. “In a way I am happy it happened at the start of the season rather than in the middle. I just have to get back on my feet.”

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