Carroll could make West Ham return sooner than expected
Andy Carroll could be ready to play for West Ham in two weeks’ time - despite fears he was originally going to miss up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, the Daily Mirror has reported.
The on-loan Liverpool striker is targeting West Ham’s October 6 meeting with Arsenal has the date for his return, having already begun light training with the Hammers. Carroll moved to Upton Park late in the transfer window having failed to settle at Anfield, and looked impressive on his debut against Fulham until being struck down by injury.
If Carroll is able to play early next month, the Mirror suggests it will be music to the ears of England manager Roy Hodgson, with the national team in action the following weekend. His West Ham counterpart, Sam Allardyce, has however pleaded for understanding over the fragile nature of Carroll’s fitness, insisting that he is not able yet to play two games for England inside four days.
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