Manuel Lanzini has taken to Instagram to post an encouraging update on the horrendous knee injury that he suffered in the summer, as reported by Football.London.

The West Ham star has this morning posted a video on the social media of him kicking a ball for the first time since tearing his right ACL in training with the Argentina squad shortly before the World Cup.

Lanzini had been expected to miss the majority of the 2018/19 season with the injury but his latest injury update is very encouraging, with the player himself hoping to return to action ahead of schedule in January.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Boty0_ZhJMX/?taken-by=manulanzini

Lanzini had previously given an update on his injury last month:

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.