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Winston Reid | Defensemen | #2

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 192

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West Ham woes were compounded at Swansea on Saturday following the news that Winston Reid looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
The centre-back was involved in a goalmouth scramble during the first half at the Liberty which resulted in him leaving the pitch on a stretcher with his neck in a brace. Reid appeared to take a blow to the head – rendering him unconscious – and he landed awkwardly damaging his leg. Speaking after the "worse performance" of his reign, David Moyes admitted there are concerns that Reid has seriously damaged his knee and the defender will have further tests. "Winston has been knocked unconscious and concussed [but] it’s his secondary injury we’re more worried about. He’s in the dressing room and is talking, so he’s got no problem that way, but we need to get his knee checked to see exactly what the problem is." The Hammers are already without James Collins [hamstring] while Angelo Ogbonna missed out against their relegation rivals after falling ill overnight. Mar 4 - 4:24 PM

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Winston Reid is contention to return to the starting XI for West Ham against Liverpool on Saturday after recovering from a throat infection.

The New Zealand international missed the majority of January with a groin injury and was absent for the win over Watford in GW27 due to illness, but is ready to return to action for the trip to Anfield. "Winston Reid is back training and is back in the squad," manager David Moyes said. "We had a practice match at the training ground over a week ago and he got some minutes in that, so hopefully it did him some good." Reid hasn't featured since January 7th, but with the Hammers facing a potent Liverpool attack, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him back in the starting XI. His availability will allow Aaron Cresswell to shift back to his natural position on the left side of defense and Michail Antonio to be move into an advance role.
Feb 23 - 5:33 PM

Winston Reid is a doubt for Saturday's match at Huddersfield Town after sustaining an injury against Shrewsbury at the weekend.

Reid hobbled off in the final minutes of the 0-0 FA Cup draw Shrewsbury with a groin issue and is rated as doubtful for the clash with Huddersfield. If injury proves enough to keep Reid out this weekend then James Collins or Declan Rice could start alongside Aaron Cresswell and Angelo Ogbonna to form a back three at the John Smith's Stadium. The Hammers will be without Michail Antonio and long-term absentee Jose Fonte, though the latter could be back in action before the end of this month.
Jan 12 - 5:15 PM

David Moyes admits West Ham are "fortunate" to still be in the FA Cup following a lacklustre display at Shrewsbury Town in the third round.

The Hammers held on for a 0-0 draw, thanks in no small part, to England international Joe Hart who denied the home side with a couple of fine first half saves. However, the stalemate ensures that West Ham must play a replay at the London Stadium, an additional game shoehorned into an already congested schedule, not ideal given their mounting injury problems. With ten players sidelined, including Marko Arnautovic [hamstring] and Michail Antonio [calf], Moyes is now sweating on centre-back Winston Reid who limped off towards the end of Sundays tie due to a muscular issue. "Reidy just felt his groin kicking one at the end and we certainly don’t need it." If the injury proves to be serious then Declan Rice, man of the match at Tottenham, is likely to sit alongside Angelo Ogbonna with James Collins and Jose Fonte currently out of action.
Jan 8 - 9:23 AM

West Ham will be without Winston Reid through a one-man ban for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

The New Zealand international clocked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Wednesday's draw with Arsenal and will have to sit out the match at the bet365 Stadium. The good news for David Moyes is Reid will be the only enforced changed, with no new injuries to report following the midweek clash. James Collins was fit enough to make the bench against Arsenal and could start in place of Reid, while Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell will likely round out the back line.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Winston Reid is an early doubt for the trip to Manchester City after limping off during Wednesday night’s humiliating 4-0 loss at Goodison Park.

David Moyes was hoping for good things on his return to his former stomping ground, but Wayne Rooney had other ideas in what proved to be David Unsworth’s final game in charge. The former England captain scored a superb hat-trick, the third a sublime 60-yard effort, to keep the Hammers a point off bottom. Andy Carroll was absent from the starting XI after reports that he "jarred his knee" in training, but of greater concern is the loss of centre-back Reid who looked like he "tweaked his hamstring." With James Collins suffering a setback in his first game following an ankle injury and Jose Fonte sidelined until at least late-January, West Ham are struggling for numbers defensively. Moyes maybe forced into a change of formation, possibly a 3-5-2, in an attempt the stifle the City juggernaut which has now won a club-record 12 straight Premier League matches.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 04:20:00 AM

Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell have been declared fit for Saturday's match against Liverpool.

Reid missed last weekend's match with Crystal Palace due to a calf injury while Cresswell was forced off at half-time because of a dead leg. The availability of the defensive duo is a big boost for Slaven Bilic, who will be without Jose Fonte, James Collins, Sam Byram and Michail Antonio due to injury and Pablo Zabaleta due to suspension. The lengthy injury list means Reid and Cresswell will likely start, while Declan Rice could be drafted in, at either right back or center back, depending on what formation Slaven Bilic deploys.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 11:07:00 AM

West Ham defender Winston Reid has recovered from a calf injury ahead of Monday's match with Huddersfield Town.

West Ham have been handed a needed defensive boost with Reid back in the starting XI for Monday's home opener against Huddersfield. The New Zealand international will return to partner Angelo Ogbonna at center-back, while James Collins will likely be dropped to the bench. Reid has value in fantasy formats that reward peripheral stats, specifically aerial wins and interceptions. However, owners in need of a clean sheet should look elsewhere. The Hammers have conceded a league-high 10 goals this season and allowed an average of 17.3 shots per game.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:21:00 PM

Winston Reid has been ruled out for West Ham's clash with Newcastle United on Saturday but could return for the match with Huddersfield Town after the international break, says manager Slaven Bilic.

While Bilic will have Manuel Lanzini, Cheikhou Kouyate and possibly Andy Carroll for the trip to Newcastle, the Croatian boss won't have Reid at his disposal. Bilic confirmed on Thursday Reid will miss out with a calf injury he suffered during warm-ups at Southampton last Saturday. Though the absence of Reid is a blow to the backline, the Hammers have significant cover in Italian international Angelo Ogbonna and veteran Jose Fonte.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Slaven Bilic may be forced back into the transfer market after Winston Reid suffered what looked to be a serious calf injury when warming up at St Marys’ on Saturday.

The West Ham centre-back, who has just signed a new six-year contract, only returned to the squad 3 weeks ago following knee surgery in May, but at first glance, Reid could be set for another extended spell out after being carried off on a stretcher. Slaven Bilic made four changes from the side well-beaten at Old Trafford, and it was one of those players – Angelo Ogbonna - who was recalled to the starting line-up to partner Jose Fonte. James Collins is capable of playing centrally while Cheikhou Kouyate had a spell as makeshift defender last season, but neither is ideal. Bilic may consider a move for Eliaquim Mangala, who was on the West Ham radar, before they dropped their interest in favour of William Carvalho.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:16:00 AM

West Ham centre-back Winston Reid faces a race against time to make the Premier League opener at Old Trafford on August 13.

The New Zealand international is yet to play a part in pre-season following surgery two months ago to rectify a "rare and chronic knee condition." However, speaking to WHUTV, Reid confirmed he is closing in on a return and "hopefully [with]in the next week or so I should be back." The 29-year-old endured a difficult season finale before finally succumbing to the injury, but now Reid is looking forward to getting out there and playing "pain-free" following his successful operation. Elsewhere, Michail Antonio [hamstring] will miss the first match, although Slaven Bilic is confident of his availability in game week two However, the news is not so good on Andy Carroll who is currently sidelined due to an ongoing hip / groin problem with no timeline on his recovery.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 05:06:00 AM

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic confirmed Winston Reid has returned to training ahead of Saturday's match with Everton at the London Stadium.

The New Zealand international has missed the club's last four Premier League matches due to a groin problem suffered in late March, with the problem initially expected to keep him sidelined for five weeks. However, according to Slaven Bilic, Reid has recovered quicker than expected and could be back in action for Saturday's home fixture with against the Toffees. Bilic said: "We will see if he [Reid] is going to start but he’s been training throughout this week and in his rehabilitation programme, of course he did some individual training. But he looks good, as I said. It’s a big boost for us." In the event that Reid is unable to play, James Collins will once again start alongside Jose Fonte at center-back.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Winston Reid is expected to be out for five weeks due to a muscle injury he suffered during last Saturday's 3-2 defeat by Leicester City.

Reid was withdrawn from the New Zealand squad after suffering the injury at weekend, which will keep him sidelined through at least the end of April. Reid has been a vital cog at the heart of the West Ham defense this campaign, starting 26 of their 29 league matches. With the 28-year-old expected to miss significant time, James Collins is in line to slot into the starting XI. Collins has made 14 appearances for the Hammers this season.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 01:57:00 PM

West Ham United defender Winston Reid is due to undergo a scan later this week after suffering an adductor injury during Saturday's 3-2 defeat by Leicester City.

Reid limped off the field in the 18th minute of the loss at the weekend and the club fears their New Zealand international could be sidelined for an extended period. Jack Sullivan, the son of joint-owner David Sullivan, tweeted: "INJURY UPDATE- Reid scan later this week, but at least 4-6 weeks and might be longer." The injury to Reid is part of triple blow for manager Slaven Bilic as winger Michail Antonio suffered a hamstring problem, which forced him to withdraw from the England squad, and Perdo Obiang is feared to have suffered a season-ending ankle injury. With Angelo Ogbonna already lost for the season, due to a knee operation, James Collins is likely to partner Jose Fonte in central defense for the duration of Reid's absence.
Source: talkSPORT
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 01:22:00 PM

Winston Reid should recover in time to face Bournemouth this weekend after limping off with a leg injury during the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.

Reports after the game suggested that the centre-back had been suffering from cramp, but an update provided by the Head of Medical and Sports Science at West Ham - Stijn Vandenbroucke – confirmed Reid had suffered an unspecified lower leg injury, although he did take part in a recovery training session on Wednesday. The medical team "will work hard to prepare him" for this weekend's clash at Bournemouth. Slaven Bilic also confirmed Andy Carroll and Robert Snodgrass "are both fine" after they sustained minor cuts while Michail Antonio returns to the squad after completing his one-match suspension. West Ham are "optimistic" that Jose Fonte will be available after he "felt something" on Monday night. Diafra Sakho [back surgery] is progressing with his rehab and he will now step up his fitness work with a view to re-joining the main group in April.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 06:27:00 AM