West Ham have criticised Championship promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion over their handling of Grady Diangana – with the on-loan winger still sidelined after being rushed back from a hamstring injury, according to a report.
Diangana, who has scored five goals and produced six assists so far this season, has missed the last few months of the Baggies’ season due to a hamstring injury – with the midfielder being forced off inside nine minutes against Stoke City back in January.
The England U21 international joined Slaven Bilic’s side in the summer ahead of regular game time, scoring two goals in a 2-1 victory against Luton Town on his Championship debut – ending the Hatters’ 28 home game unbeaten run.
After signing his first professional contract in 2016, Diangana made his West Ham debut in the EFL Cup against Macclesfield in September 2018 – scoring two goals in an emphatic 8-0 victory at the London Stadium.
After impressing in the first team-fold due to the injury of Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham tied the talented midfielder down to a new six-year contract in 2019, before moving to the West Midlands to develop his promising career.
The 21-year-old, who made a promising start to life Slaven Bilic, sustained a hamstring injury against Brentford in December – keeping him out four four weeks.
Despite initially recovering and completing a full 90 minutes against Charlton Athletic in January, Diangana limped off in the Baggies’ next game in a 1-0 defeat against Stoke City after just four minutes – failing to feature since.
The player is back in training and training separately as he continues his extended rehabilitation – with the hope of making a comeback and playing a vital part in West Brom’s quest for automatic promotion.