To get over the dodgy game at the weekend, Hammers’ fans can take some comfort in some great news about Andy Carroll.
Apparently, experts have told the player that he will be able to fully recover just through rehab which rules the player out of going under the knife.
The big forward is due to go to Belgium for further consultation on his heel injury and will complete his treatment in Holland.
The player was diagnosed with damage to the plantar fascia tissue in his foot last week, in a freak training accident, which was expected to rule him out for a large part of the current campaign. It now looks like Andy Carroll will return well before the New Year, which is a major lift for the goal-shy team.
The forward is desperate to avoid surgery on his heel, which would leave him KO’d for most of the season, with a trip to Belgium designed to speed up his recovery and stave off going under the surgeon’s knife.
Captain marvel Kevin Nolan admits Andy Carroll has been a huge loss for the side:
“Of course, you’re going to miss him, no matter what, even if you’re putting another international player in there.
“I have played with Andy Carroll for a year and a half and we get goals. We are a force together and no-one can stop us.
“In my eyes, when we go on the field, I always feel either one of us is going to get a goal. It’s something that I have got to learn to do with others and I have before,” said Nolan
It will certainly be a big boost for the lads at Upton Park after their dismal outing at the weekend to St Mary’s. West Ham desperately need the forward back in the saddle as most of their plans to sign a striker have gone pear-shaped.