West Ham striker Andy Carroll ruled out for six weeks
Andy Carroll made an excellent start to his season-long loan at West Ham when setting up two of the three Hammers goals against Fulham last weekend although the England striker has been dealt an injury blow.
September 5th, 2012
Carroll was forced to withdraw in the second half of the match against the Cottagers with a hamstring twinge and it now appears the Liverpool forward will be out for around six weeks, with the player having withdrawn from the England squad to face Moldova earlier in the week.
Hammers manager Sam Allardyce had previously said: “If Andy scores between ten and 15 goals, it is going to give us a great chance to be out of the relegation zone.
“If Andy gets 15 to 20 goals, we can get in the top ten because all we have to do there is to produce enough clean sheets to make sure we get points on the board with the goals that he scores.”
It is a cruel blow to West Ham who have clearly pinned their hopes on the forward this season, with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers at a loss to explain how the club have allowed the player to be loaned out without being replaced.