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AC ‘no setback’ causes head scratching

andy-carroll_3354672Andy Carroll’s decision to tweet that he had suffered no setbacks in his recovery from injury has caused some head scratching around the club.

It was reported this morning that the striker fears he will be out until Halloween.

Given that he was injured on August 21 the earliest he could have been expected back is this weekend – which isn’t going to happen and the latest the 23rd of October – a few days ahead of the Halloween match at Goodison following the international break.

Carroll tweeted: “My recovery is going great, this was a 6-8 week injury so everything is going to plan!!

The hashtag referred to the use of the word in a tabloid headline but no reports we have seen claim he has suffered a setback.

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So essentially the original story that it will be a Halloween return appears to be correct – storm in a teacup maybe but always best to clear this stuff up.

 

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4 comments on “AC ‘no setback’ causes head scratching

  1. To say we’re not missing AC would be rediculous , but given the supposed talent we spent money on this past transfer window it should give him time to fully recover without being rushed back in . Prefer to see a fit AC than a quick patch-up job . ( that of course depends on how fit he can get without falling prey to another set back ) . We are also waiting on Sakho to indicate some semblance of recovery . We are definitely missing him , it goes without saying . But it’s these new signings that worry me . They are taking far too long to get into Thier stride when you consider what they cost . Bilic must surely be feeling the same and to cast blame on him this early in the season is a bit silly imo .
    Tonight could see a handful of as yet under tried younger players . Hopefully they will / can ignore the surroundings and play football . I still think 4 2 3 1 does’nt suit West Ham with the players playing as they are ; but who am I to try and suggest how we should play .

    • It takes most players anything upto a season to adapt to the frenetic pace of the premier league, the very top drawer of them or those that hit the ground running are the exception rather than the rule, we bought virtually an entire team of new players, which as Slav has said he must make gel and quickly, I personally can’t see that what we are experiencing is unique, indeed it’s mostly been last years players that have let us down not this years, as for AC returning at Halloween perhaps we should call him Michael Myers because we often see him only once a year, he has been a nightmare to most of his clubs and when he does play you are not sure if you will get trick or treat.

  2. ‘no reports we have seen claim he’s suffered a setback’ erm ok. Why did you publish an article saying ‘ New Caroll blow for hammers’ this morning then?

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