West Ham star Manuel Lanzini is making progress in his rehabilitation efforts following a serious injury earlier on this year.

The attacking midfielder suffered a severe knee injury while away on international duty some months ago, as began preparations for the World Cup with his native Argentina.

Lanzini was likely to feature for his country at the illustrious tournament but saw his ambitions crushed as he was dealt the cruel blow of a long-term injury.

However, Lanzini has been working hard since suffering the big setback and in recent times returned to West Ham’s training base, Rush Green, as he continues his rehabilitation.

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Lanzini is some way from making his return to first-team training but appears to be stepping up his efforts to recover, with work now ongoing at West Ham following a recovery period in Spain under orthopaedic surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat.

The 25-year-old’s return to London was greeted with optimism by West Ham’s head of medical relations Richard Collinge, who told the club’s official website:

We’re really pleased for Manu and it’s great to have him back. He’s now at the three-month stage, so I flew out to see Manu and his consultant Dr Cugat at the weekend and the doctor is very happy with his progress after three months.

Rehab-wise, we have a plan in place and Manu is very disciplined and very motivated and we’re moving in the right direction.