Filed: Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
By: Staff Writer
Andy Carroll could be out of action for several weeks, according to reports emerging this afternoon.
A trusted source posting on the KUMB Forum this afternoon claims that Carroll's ankle injury is far worse than previously estimated, with the striker likely to be unavailable for between "two to four months".
Carroll is currently in New Zealand with the first team squad but West Ham have already revealed that he will not be taking any part in either of the two tour matches - the first of which West Ham lost to Wellington Phoenix this morning.
The same source had previously suggested that Carroll was sent home from the pre-season trip to France earlier this month after being told that his fitness levels were unacceptably low.
Only 24 hours ago West Ham revealed that Carroll would miss both games of the current Football United tour in New Zealand, stating that the striker had been relieved of first team duties as "a precautionary measure after developing a sore left ankle during training".
The statement added: "It should be clear that the affected area is not in any way associated with the previous injury he successfully overcame towards the end of last season."
Carroll, Reid, Tomkins & Cresswell: Saturday's news [3rd Oct 2015]
Reid in, Carroll out of Sunderland test [2nd Oct 2015]
Third in the Premier League - but no Hammers in England squad [1st Oct 2015]
Reid and Carroll could miss Sunderland trip [1st Oct 2015]
Carroll, Bilic, Payet & Kouyate: Tuesday's news [29th Sep 2015]
Carroll, Collins, Nolan & Shaw: Thursday's news [24th Sep 2015]
Noble, Carroll, Collins & Gold: Wednesday's news [23rd Sep 2015]
McAvennie, Noble, Nolan & Payet: Tuesday's news [15th Sep 2015]
Ogbonna to miss City trip with hamstring injury [14th Sep 2015]
Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.
Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.