Andy Carroll set to miss England duty after West Ham injury on debut
Andy Carroll started his season-long loan at West Ham with an impressive debut on Saturday as he helped the Hammers to a 3-0 win against Fulham, although the England forward’s afternoon was curtailed in the 68th minute after he limped off with a tight hamstring.
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It appears that this injury might force Carroll to miss England duty and Sam Allardyce declared after the match that it would be unlikely for the Liverpool forward to play any part in the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifier against Moldova.
The West Ham boss told Sky Sports 2: “It’s a huge result but the only real disappointment for us is Andy might have tweaked a hamstring.
“It is hugely disappointing if that’s the case…but it will be unlikely he goes (away with England).
“I don’t think he’s much chance – sadly for Roy (England manager, Hodgson) and sadly for us. It depends on the extent of the damage.
“He is desperate to play football. We had Carlton Cole warmed up and ready to go and Andy was going to be substituted anyway in the next couple of minutes. But unusually he did it (injured the hamstring) on the jump.”
Carroll set up two of the three West Ham goals as the home side romped to a 3-0 victory against their London rivals, with Dimitar Berbatov making his debut for Fulham.