The EPL’s ‘most creative player’ went down a week ago with an injured ankle ligament, but says in a recent interview with whufc.com that he’s in high spirits for his recovery.
“It has been a week since I sustained the injury. I am doing well. I am surrounded by very good people which has allowed me to recover and I am keeping my head high. It is a long period but I am looking forward to making a return to action.”
“The support has been fantastic from my team-mates, everyone at the Club and from the supporters. It is during these times that you can really feel loved.”
Team physio Stijn Vandenbroucke had this to say concerning Payet:
“Dimi is an intelligent, experienced football player with a good body awareness and understands the biomechanics of the injury he has suffered. He is a top professional and positive about the rehabilitation period ahead.”
The club is expecting it to be 12 weeks and Payet is doubly thankful, one that he won’t need surgery, and two for everything else that is going on in the world.
Payet was in Paris this past weekend, and says that the events that unfolded help to give him perspective on how fortunate he really is.
“It is a very difficult time. I was in Paris over the weekend and I was very close to everything that happened.”
“I am taking the news as well as I can. There are more serious things that happen in life and injuries happen in that situation. You have to put things in perspective.”
The hammers will certainly miss Payet, and are just as hopeful for his speedy recovery.