‘Momentum’ The words West Brom fans will be delighted to read
Ahmed Hegazi has revealed that he hasn’t yet pencilled in a return to action for West Brom, but the Egyptian is just pleased to be back involved with his teammates.
The defender hasn’t kicked a ball for Albion since May, but did take part in the African Cup of Nations tournament this summer – a tournament his native Egypt hosted.
Having undergone surgery on his ankle before the campaign commenced, Hegazi has been working his way back to full fitness.
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That’s included all sorts of rehabilitation procedures, including work on anti-gravity treadmills, but Hegazi is finally back out and training with the rest of Slaven Bilic’s group.
He admits that he’s even back ahead of schedule.
“I’m feeling all good,” Hegazi enthused. “I’m very happy to be back in training and the ankle is feeling fine. There is no date for a return to playing yet but we will see how I progress from here.
“I have come back a little bit quicker than was expected which is good for me. The team is doing well and we just need to keep this momentum going.”
Hegazi is likely to feature in the Premier League 2 for Albion’s U23s side as he works his way towards a sufficient level of match fitness, before Bilic considers him for first-team duty.
The fan favourite won’t be likely to walk straight back into the starting XI, either; Kyle Bartley and summer signing Semi Ajayi have shown signs of flourishing partnership in recent weeks and Hegazi may have to bide his time.