Hammers sigh of relief as Andy Carroll won’t need surgery

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.

Andy Carroll

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.

About Stevo

Stevo can remember going to games with his Dad and seeing the likes of Clyde Best of all people. He also has a few mates who have “done” complete seasons too – and that was when the Irons were in division one. That’s every home and away game – unbelievable! Stevo plans to do this himself next season!


  1. notanyoldiron says:

    Hi Stevo. I am always pleased to hear any good news about Carroll. And this sounds very positive. We could, however, be in a very dark place before he becomes fit enough to make a real contribution. I am very concened about what we can do between now and then. We will undoubtedly have a difficult afternoon against Everton on Saturday. Neither Maiga not Petric will get change from Jagielka and Heitinga. And with Lukaku and Jelavic up front i expect our defence will be busy. I think there is only one player who can play to Sam’s lone striker
    tactic. Apart from Carroll. And that’s Adebayor. Look at his record.
    He’s 6’3″ and very strong. He was Spurs top scorer with 18 in 2011-12 17
    in the league. He’s demoted to training with Spurs development squad.
    What a waste!!! Maybe we couln’t afford his wages. But he was on £200k a
    week for 3 years at M City. So he’s not poor. Talk of him going to QPR
    on loan!!!!! WHAT A WASTE. I hope that in the tranfer window we investigate a move for him.

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