Max Cornet has broken his silence on the ongoing injury issues which have plagued him since joining the club in the summer, giving hope he could be soon to return.

The Ivory Coast international who signed for West Ham from Burnley during a busy summer transfer window for the club, started his career brightly however injury struck at the beginning of October in the victory over Wolves at London Stadium.

Cornet picked up a knock to his calf, with many believing the injury was minor and he would soon return. That was over 3 months ago now and ever since there have been constant setbacks, as reported by ExWHUEmployee on Patreon.

As reported by The West Ham Way, Cornet travelled to Paris to visit a specialist to determine the extent of the injury and decide whether surgery would be the best route for recovery. However, we can confirm that Ex will provide more insight on this situation on Patreon.

In a statement made online, the Hammers winger said: “The disappointment is great. Disappointed in not being able to return the love you’ve shown me, when I came to the family. The road is long – but end is near. Thank you for your messages. Rehabilitation going very well – see you soon. Happy new year.”

At this stage it is unclear whether the message from Cornet reflects a positive position following his visit to a specialist. The West Ham Way will keep fans up to date on the situation as it becomes clear.