West Ham star Maxwel Cornet set for long-awaited injury comeback

West Ham star Maxwel Cornet is nearing a return from injury after nearly four months in the treatment room.

The Ivorian has been out with an extremely rare condition that has reportedly only been seen twice before by a doctor in Paris.

But the versatile winger could soon be back in training, according to a club insider.

West Ham ace Maxwel Cornet could soon be back amongst the squad following his long-term injury.

West Ham ace Maxwel Cornet

West Ham’s Maxwel Cornet is close to a return to first-team action

Cornet has supposedly been receiving injections in his calf to loosen up the muscle and is thought to be recovering well.

The 26-year-old has not played since the 2-0 win over Wolves on October 1.

He has only played nine times for West Ham since his £17.5million transfer from Burnley in the summer but quickly endeared himself to Irons fans.

He has registered five assists, all of which have been in the Conference League, and he had what most thought was a perfectly good winning goal ruled out against Chelsea.

David Moyes’ side have really been missing the speed, directness and eye for a goal that Cornet has and he could be like a January signing when he returns.

After such a long time in the nursing a problem, it’s likely that it could take him a while to be fit enough to play a full game or start, similarly to Nayef Aguerd, but he will be a welcome addition off the bench.

Cornet can play on the wing, as a wing-back or as a striker and his return could reportedly stop West Ham trying to buy another centre-forward.

The Irons have been linked with Terem Moffi with Gianluca Scamacca and new man Danny Ings both out. However, the club could make do with what they have to prevent the squad having too many attacking players.