West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini is delighted to be back at the club following his prolonged injury state. The Argentine international ruptured his cruciate knee ligament and had been sidelined for three months.
The attacking midfielder was supposed to take the flight to Russia as he was named in the Argentina World Cup squad but couldn’t make the journey as he suffered a devastating injury.
The Hammers no. 10 had to undergo a surgery as he was operated by Dr Ramon Cugat and since then had been living in Barcelona to recuperate from the injury. The player recently got back to East London and is looking forward to makings his first appearance as soon as possible.
Lanzini said, “I want to be on the pitch as quickly as possible, but I also know that the injury was bad so I need to stay calm and take things day by day.
“I missed West Ham, I missed the players, all the West Ham staff and the training ground, so I’m happy to be back,”
“Now, I am feeling good. It was very hard when my knee was broken before the World Cup but now I am thinking of the future and now I am happy.”
“[My surgeon] Ramon Cugat was very good for me. The surgery was good and everything really was very good.
“My knee is feeling very comfortable and stable and this is very important. I am taking things day by day and I am feeling good, comfortable and stable and I am ready to keep going like this and we will see.
“Now, I am working on the bike with the Bosu [balance trainer] and am doing activation and work on my quadriceps and hamstring, all in the gym.”