Ljungberg ready to return for Hammers

April 15, 2008

Freddie Ljungberg expects to be fit for West Ham United's Premier League clash with Derby on Saturday after it emerged he does not have a hamstring injury.

Ljungberg, who has missed the Hammers' last two matches, has now been diagnosed with a nerve problem but has been able to resume training.

He said: 'The injury was a little weird, especially since it was quite painful. It was quite hard for the medical team to diagnose but I've been told it was an inflamed nerve.

'Thankfully I am getting back to full fitness very quickly.

'Luckily, the hamstring is not injured which is great. It is likely I will be fully ready this coming week and available for this weekend game.

'I am lucky it wasn't a hamstring injury, and I have been told that the extra work I put in this winter, in the gym, is the reason I am in good shape.'