West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is closing in on a long-awaited comeback.
The club’s head of medical and sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke has told West Ham’s official website that Sakho is targeting a return to the pitch in April.
It has been a frustrating season for the 27-year-old, who has been restricted to just two Premier League appearances.
Sakho’s last outing for the Hammers was in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on November 27.
The Senegal international made an impressive start to life at West Ham when he signed from Metz in 2014, scoring 10 goals in 23 top-flight appearances.
Last season he was unable to recreate his form as just five goals were produced from the striker, who played 21 times in the league.
Due to his injury woes in the current campaign, Sakho has only found the back of the net once, but he will have an opportunity to provide a late flourish if all goes to plan in terms of his recovery.
“Diafra has returned from a visit to the specialist in France, where they were happy with the progression of his rehab after his surgery and he will now step up his work with the rehab fitness coach, with a view to being reintroduced to full training in April.”