Bilic gives Carroll update


CarrollhairflyingSlaven Bilic has revealed that a change in Andy Carroll’s rehab programme has put him line for a return to action on Monday night.

An eight month absence with a knee injury –  aggravated by a setback when rolling his ankle while pulling shoes on – looks to finally be at an end.

But the Hammers boss – quoted in The Mirror – said: “Is he in contention? It looks like he is good. We have changed his recovery and rehabilitation a little bit.

“A few times before straight after his injuries when he was ok he would train for a few days and then play straight away.

“However, with the nature of his size and the way he plays – he is not one to avoid tackles or escape challenges, he fights – he would get injured again. It’s psychological as much as anything.

“This time he has completed six weeks of let’s call it ‘pre-season’ and he looks very good in training.

“We are going to see if he selected. But probably.”


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2 comments on “Bilic gives Carroll update

  1. I would like to see him for a month used as a sub to get match fit and give Sakho a fair shake at keeping his run going,
    But I hope he pushes for being first choice and can put at least 3 good years in to repay the club,

  2. How about Carroll ever so slightly adjusting or even changing his playing style and dial down his fighting and combative style ? He is no good to any club or himself as a footballer if he keeps getting those injuries from jumping into every challenge like a mad man. His ankles seem to be not very durable as they are.

    Why increase the risk of injuring them ? It’s his last chance really. If he gets another long-term injury this season West Ham will try and cut their losses and other clubs will not be queuing up to sign him. Carroll has had a long time to think about this.

    Are all these injuries just bad luck ? Or can Carroll at least try and actively do something to keep the risk of another injury down ?

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