West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has rubbished claims Winston Reid will be out for the rest of the season.
Allardyce wrote in the London Evening Standard: "Iâ€™ve seen it suggested that Winston Reid could be out for the rest of the season following his ankle operation. Thatâ€™s rubbish.
"His recovery time is 10-12 weeks but can we reduce that? Weâ€™ve been particularly unfortunate this season because of the number of trauma injuries weâ€™ve suffered. The question is always: could we have done more to prevent them? The answer â€” not a lot.
"What we can do, though, is excel at recovery. Our job is to try to nick a few days off everyoneâ€™s recovery period. If the medical staff say 12 weeks, can we get them back in 11? If it is six, can they be ready to play after five and a half?
"Thatâ€™s what I need the medical and rehabilitation people to concentrate on. I donâ€™t care if they drag the player in at 11pm if that is what is needed."
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