Fears that Andy Carroll has taken another knock and may be heading back to the treatment table have been dismissed by West Ham.
Upton Park held its collective breath towards the end of yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Everton as the striker appeared to have taken a knock in the closing stages of the game before being subbed by Jelavic with two minutes left.
In fact the record signing had not been moving comfortably for some time prior to that and given his previous injury record there was immediate speculation that he had again found trouble.
But the club made it clear to ClaretandHugh that the striker is in good order saying: “It was a tactical substitution. Andy is fine, there are no problems with him.”
Both Dimi Payet and Enner Valencia are heading for scans tomorrow after suffering ankle injuries and at this stage there is no further comment from inside the club on their positions.