West Ham striker Andy Carroll picks up another knee injury

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce revealed striker Andy Carroll could be out of action for the rest of the month after picking up a knee injury against Southampton on Wednesday night, reports BBC Sport.

The England international was reported to have been kicked in the back of the knee, and was forced to play on in pain as West Ham were already down to 10 men. Allardyce was full of praise for the striker after his performance against Southampton, and is hoping he hasn’t done any further damage by remaining on the pitch injured.

Due to West Ham goalkeeper Adrian having been sent off earlier in the game, and the Londoners using all three of their substitutions, Carroll coming off would have left United with just nine players on the pitch while they were trying to hold on to a 0-0 away to the Saints.

But Carroll left the game on crutches, and could now miss the rest of the month as a result. He’s had no luck with injuries since making the move to Upton Park, and Allardyce is unsure of how long he will be absent for.

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