Carroll and Sakho missing as first players return

19227307_341900326230487_5956515247459139584_nPedro Obiang and Sam Byram are the first Irons to make a training ground return and Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio are also expected to be back at Rush Green early after injury issues.

But there’s no sign of injury-ravaged strike pair Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho who missed so much of last season with a variety of injury problems.

Carroll has been holidaying in Hawaii whilst Sakho is understood to have been involved in his own training ground regime in Senegal.

He has also – as a practising Muslim – been strictly observing the Muslim Ramadan religious ‘festival.’ That, of course, involves a month- long fast and Sakho has been pictured since its conclusion.

18949719_1777469869211324_4811930012380823552_nThe first team squad will return to Rush Green next Wednesday to start their pre-season after completing their summer holidays with their families.

Previous West Ham head of medical science Stijn Vandenbroucke previously claimed a number of players including Diafra Sakho would be returning early in June back to Rush Green but in the case of Carroll and Sakho this does not appear to have happened.


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14 comments on “Carroll and Sakho missing as first players return

  1. Disappointingly sensationalist headline when “the first team squad” players aren’t due back till “next Wednesday.”

    • Yes and no. Being that both of them missed so many games last season, you would expect them to be hungry for revenge and be more prepared for the new season than anyone else on the squad. Obiang is already reining apparently. So is Antonio. Is Carroll ? And Sak ?

    • Try to read between the lines a little more

  2. Going on holidays is great. But it must not be taken for granted. Have Sakho and Carroll really deserved it ?

  3. Patience worn out with these two. People get injured but there is a point where you feel the Wool is being pulled over your eyes.
    Sadly one great goal makes a player look like a god. All id like is a season from these two.

  4. Ah, ok – both Hawaii and Senegal are closer to China than the OS

  5. Sakho is supposed to be back but isn’t he is involved in his own “training regime” whatever that means, so either he has fallen out with Bilic or the club again or he has gone rogue maybe ? As for Carroll well nobody expects him to ever be fit anyway do they ? Very cryptic Hugh look forward to more clues later…

  6. I have it in good authority from somebody inside the club that both were ready to fly back earlier this week. The problem apparently was that the club had ordered a massive consignment of cotton wool for some reason, which had to be shipped out to their airports before they could board their planes, but delivery has been delayed. My source said ‘We are taking no risks with them this season, but expect them both to be back in full training somewhere around 2020’.

  7. There is no story here. Let’s wait and see who turns up on the day the club return to training shall we?

    By the way, nothing would surprise me re Sakho.

  8. So the medical team said they would be back early June, and their still on holiday.

    Either the medical advice has changed, which is unlikely (surely the more prep for these players the better) or the players are going by their own rules.

    If you had missed most of the season, surely you would be busting a nut to get back.

    They’ve had more than enough time to holiday.

  9. Maybe the club dont care when they get back anymore if they aint in their plans for next season.Just wishful thinking from me 😁

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