West Ham defender Sam Byram is back to fitness after his long term long term layoff as a result of a thigh injury, according to a club insider.
Twitter account ExWHUemployee, who have established themselves as a reliable source of inside information surrounding the Hammers, delivered a one-word answer confirming the 24-year-old had recovered from his injury blow when quizzed by a fellow supporter.
@ExWHUemployee yo Ex, is Byram fit yet?
— Pickle Rick (@Big_Huvy) January 11, 2018
Yes 👍 https://t.co/nchnFmNGcv
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 11, 2018
The update is good news for the Hammers, who have been missing the 24-year-old for no less than 13 matches across all competitions this season, with former Manchester City veteran Pablo Zabaleta having been the firm first choice on the right side of defence this season.
Byram has been limited to just three cup appearances this season, while he has six unused substitute outings to his name for the club’s league games.
Having arrived from Leeds United in January 2016, Byram has gone on to make a total of just 29 appearances for the Hammers across all competitions, chipping in with two assists.
The club, currently sitting 15th in the Premier League, return to top flight action this weekend after having played out a 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup last Sunday.
They travel to Huddersfield on Saturday, the Terriers two points and four places ahead of David Moyes’ men, as they look to do the double over the West Yorkshire-based club after their 2-0 win at the London Stadium earlier in the campaign.
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