Great news – 6 ‘injured’ players spotted in training – 1 absent but 3 back sooner than expected?

Despite reports of injury issues, Shelvey, Dummett, Ki, Fernandez, Kenedy, and Darlow have all been spotted taking part in training following pictures released from the club’s official site this lunchtime.

The only noticeably absentee is Mo Diame, however. Let’s hope his absence from the training photos does not mean he has suffered a setback – with him almost returning last weekend after recovering from a hip injury.

It looks like both Ki and Dummett were only involved in light gym session, however Shelvey appears to be out in full training once again – news that could be music to the ears of Rafa Benitez given our worrying lack of depth in midfield.

We’ll hear more from Rafa tomorrow in his pre-Watford press conference, but it looks like there’s a few close to returning on the injury front.

Darlow appears to be back to full fitness after a long spell out. with pictures of Fernandez and Kenedy back kicking a ball again suggesting they have overcome injuries and a bout of illness that kept them out of Saturday’s win over Cardiff.

Here’s pictures of them in training today (via

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