Date: 29th July 2019 at 10:00am
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West Ham attacker Xande Silva will have a private training schedule over the next six weeks following his summer ordeal, according to Football London.

The reliable football outlet claim that 22-year-old wide-forward suffered an obstruction to his bowel a week before pre-season, had to undergo emergency surgery and has lost five kilos as a result.

Football.London report that Silva has been recovering at home in Portugal for three weeks but is due to fly back to London on Tuesday.

It is believed that the 22-year-old winger will be closely monitored by club staff and is expected to make a full recovery.

OPINION

Poor Silva, it sounds like he has been put through the wringer this year. As not only did he recently have emergency surgery due to an obstruction to his bowel, he suffered a hernia problem earlier this year. Silva made his first start for the senior side in the 2-0 win over Birmingham City in the FA Cup in January then ended up having to spend three months on the sidelines. While the 22-year-old did make it back for the U-23’s side to feature twice more for them before the season ended after his hernia issue, it was still a sad end to what was a solid debut season at the Hammers for him. Silva was in prolific form for the U-23s in their Premier League 2 campaign as he scored seven goals in eight outings and as a result, caught Manuel Pellegrini’s eye. The 22-year-old ended up featuring twice for the senior side in his 2018/19 campaign, and he showed glimpses of his talent. Hopefully, Silva’s bad luck is behind him and he makes a speedy recovery in order to kick-on in his upcoming campaign.