West Ham United manager David Moyes has disclosed that Kurt Zouma is making progress with his ankle injury.
However, the defender is still doubtful for their Europa Conference League tie against AZ Alkmaar tomorrow.
Zouma sustained the injury during their clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on April 29.
He subsequently missed the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City and the 1-0 win over Manchester United.
Zouma is close to returning to action, but Moyes is not sure he will be ready to face AZ.
Moyes said (via West Ham’s official website): “Kurt has had a day back, but he is just starting back really, and we are just trying to see how his ankle is and how he is getting on.
“Hopefully, he is making good progress. It is a good chance that it is probably too soon for tomorrow, but we will see how he feels tomorrow and decide based on that.”
Moyes also confirmed that Gianluca Scamacca (knee) and Vladimir Coufal (hamstring) will miss the game, but everyone else is available.
However, the 60-year-old said his squad was tired due to their hectic schedule. West Ham have played four games in the past 14 days.
Despite his complaints, Moyes’ side are firm favourites to win tomorrow.
The Hammers beat KAA Gent to reach the semi-final of a European competition for the second consecutive season. They are chasing their first trophy since their FA Cup win in 1980.
AZ will be without Hungarian left-back Milos Kerkez through suspension. Bruno Martins Indi (thigh) and goalkeeper Sem Westerveld (knee) are also out.
Jesper Karlsson (leg) and Dani de Wit (foot) did not travel to London either.