West Ham United have been handed a triple injury boost ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday (15 October). Aaron Cresswell, Harvard Nordtveit and Jonathan Calleri have returned to full training after recovering from their respective injuries.
The Hammers travel to Selhurst Park looking to get their campaign back on track after a disappointing start, which has seen them lose five of their seven games thus far. Slaven Bilic's team have managed just one win, and will be hoping to pick up all three points and get out of the relegation zone sooner rather than later.
Cresswell is yet to play a game this season after picking up a knee injury during their pre-season tour in Austria and his return will be a major boost and will help plug the leakiest defence in the league. The Olympic Stadium outfit have conceded 17 goals in seven games.
Nordtveit and Calleri on the other hand have been out for shorter spells, and their return will be welcome ahead of their trip to face Alan Pardew's side, who have lost just once in their last five games. Bilic will be under pressure to deliver positive results sooner rather than later after the odds were slashed on the Croatian being the next manager facing the axe following Francesco Guidolin's departure from Swansea City earlier in the month.
"We will start with the positive news this week, which is that Aaron Cresswell, Havard Nordtveit and Jonathan Calleri have all returned to full training," West Ham's head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke wrote on the club's official site.
"Aaron was injured in a pre-season match with Karlsruhe in Austria in July, while Havard is back in training after undergoing a small medical procedure, while Jonathan has had a minor injury," he added.
The east London club's injury woes, however, are set to continue after Sam Byram and Gokhan Tore were ruled out for a extended period of time after suffering hamstring and quadriceps injury respectively. The former was injured during West Ham's 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough prior to the international break, while the latter suffered the injury while training at the club during the break.
"Sam suffered a significant hamstring injury in the early stages of our Premier League fixture with Middlesbrough. Gokhan injured his quadriceps in training during the international break and is going to be out for 4-6 weeks."