West Ham's Faubert nearing training return

West Ham United midfielder Julien Faubert is making solid progress from his preseason Achilles injury.

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George Cooper, the club's head physiotherapist, told whufc.com: "Over the last couple of weeks, Julien has been jogging in a pool and the water has been getting shallower and shallower so he can put more weight on it.

"That went really well so, as scheduled, he is now running on land which will last six weeks."

He added that the next step would be to focus on special movements designed to develop muscular power: "The running will intensify over that period and he will do jumping, plyometric movements to strengthen his achilles. If that goes well, he will then be reintegrated back into training."

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