By Danny Wright

30th Mar, 2017 | 11:50am

Major West Ham injury boost as 27-year-old returns to first-team training

By Danny Wright

Diafra Sakho has been shown taking part in a West Ham first-team training session.

The club’s Twitter account posted a video of the 27-year-old training alongside the likes of Andy Carroll and Robert Snodgrass, despite the club’s head of medical and sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke suggesting that he is going to miss the rest of the season.

The Hammers striker has been in training with the club’s Under-23 side following a back injury that has scuppered his first-team opportunities this season.

He has only taken part in two matches this campaign but still managed to score in the 1-1 draw with Manchester Untied in November.

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Sakho underwent surgery on his back and it has seen him miss almost the entirety of the season.

Carroll is the only traditional striker that remains available for Slaven Bilic, but injury has blighted his campaign too, which has seen Michail Antonio fill in up front.

Since moving to West Ham in 2014 from Metz, Sakho has scored 20 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions.

He’s made six international appearances for Senegal and scored one goal.

In other West Ham news, Sky Sports stats prove why it would be unfair to sack Bilic.

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