West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has described his most recent injury as one of the worst he has experienced.

The Czech international sustained a nasty knock to his head in our 3-1 victory away to Brighton on 26th August, with our Hammers midfielder taken off with concussion.

Soucek, who is no stranger to getting battered and bruised for the cause, has described the incident as one that really hit him hard – although he is now back in contention to feature against Manchester City next weekend, having missed our last match against Luton Town.

“I have to say that the injury was unpleasant, it was a big blow,” Soucek told the Czech Republics Official Website.

“I have experienced quite a few injuries, but this was one of the most unpleasant. But the recovery went well, I feel fit and I’m looking forward to the match.

“The English FA has rules on how many days you can do what. I had a few days off. I then first prepared contactless.

“I was with my family for two days, on the third and fourth day I was able to go for a bike ride, exercise a little, but without tremors, maintain myself.

“On the fifth, sixth and seventh day, I already went for a run. But once I got to the meeting, I could do anything. It went well before the game.”