Carroll in fierce training regime


CarrollAndy Carroll is being pushed through what many believe may be the fiercest training regime of his career under new head of medicine Gary Lewin.

And the injury ravaged striker has responded well to the get tough regime designed to push him to his limits ahead of the new season.

He is currently involved in:

O double training sessions

O a fierce running schedule

O and punishing gym work aimed at discovering the slightest weakness anywhere which may need surgery.

The medical team appear to have made this a make or break period when he either emerges with a totally either a totally clean bill of health with regular injury worries eliminated once and for all or any existing issues are dealt with either by themselves or surgeons.

The Geordie has responded well to the new approach and thus far no niggles, which have been a recurring theme of the striker’s career, have been discovered.

Former England physio Lewin could well become the man who gave Carroll a big new start although it would be a surprise were he to return to action before the match at West Brom in mid September.

However, an fears that AC would be continue to be wrapped in cotton wool have been removed as the striker is pushed to the limits.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Alan D says:

    Not holding my breath waiting for him to be ready to play.

  • kevin says:

    Hopefully we can eliminate his injury concerns and keep him fit for the whole season .
    We have definitely missed him .

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    The doll to break after double sessions in the happyhour last chance saloon 😎

  • Radai Lama says:


  • John says:

    What will be will be. If he gets fit and plays he will be unplayable if he’s not fit then it’s also because he’s unplayable. He’s the great unplayable one

  • GW says:

    So wrapped up in cotton wool and now a fierce training regime! What’s next? Cloning, liquid metal around his brittle bones, a bite from a radioactive spider πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  • PT says:

    He’s even got him down to 8 pints of Newcastle brown a day. He must really mean business this season.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard this line trotted out, Carroll will never be injury free, as someone that has had multiple surgeries myself and someone that pushed themselves to the limits and beyond to get fit I know from my own and friends / teammates experiences that injuries that require surgery never heal they can at best be improved to make them functional, medical professionals tell you mostly a crock of sh1te about surgery and how you will get back to 100% but from the moment you go on that slippery slope you will never be back to what you were when you were surgery free.

    • Radai Lama says:

      What did you used to do 32?
      I know you seem to know a lot about fitness & physical fitness so come on dont be shy,spill the beans πŸ˜ƒ

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      I played quite a lot of sports to a competitive level but from a performance level it was cycling and cross country running and in the beginning I did a lot of the research myself, I knew early on I wasn’t as gifted technically as many of the guys I competed against so I had to find for myself ways to beat them, I found out early on in cross country running that the fitter I got the more ways I could either win or give myself chances of winning races, cycling took that to the next level, I also played ice hockey, american football and badminton in teams / leagues and I played snooker to a high level on the less physically demanding side. I love sport but now I just play golf, cycle for fun and train at the gym with a few cardio classes thrown in, I still set myself goals but they are a lot more modest than they used to be because my body breaks down fairly regularly even though I try to take good care of it.

      • Radai Lama says:

        Cross country,thats sounds like hard work to me 32.Snooker sounds a much better idea.So you raced at county,district level or at the Olympics? 😁

        • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

          Why ain’t you at work rads πŸ˜‰ leave 32 alone you naughty boy ☺

        • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

          I was county level in cross country and badminton, maybe I would have been better if I hadn’t been spending at least 10 hours a day/night at the snooker club πŸ˜‰ might even have passed some of my school exams too…

      • bashammer11 says:

        I do a lot of cycling myself.Like to ride around the little villages near me(south essex).
        Low impact and good for the cardio. πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

        • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

          Yes Bas brilliant exercise, I live in West London now near Twickenham so I do a ride through the south downs upto boxhill and back on a weekend but if not just a lap or two around Richmond Park or along the river to Hampton Court are a few of my favourites.

  • JRS says:

    Well said John. And as long as his regime doesn’t include a cocktail that will be nice.
    But 32 does have a point like with Sahkos back when you have bad Disc they cause Siatic nerve issues knees legs etc. So hard to be 100%.
    And like with an ankle injury once you sprain it it is much easier to injure again.
    If we could get AC fit enough to be an Impact Sub like Wenger used Giroud I would be Ecstatic if AC could get over 10 goals. I think Lewin was a great sign but 5 years with us AC has never played more than 25% of season on Average and highest goals 9 2015/2016.
    And his head needs to be in it 100% give getting ****ed and Holidays for a bit bc at 28 he still had a chance to come good on his Talent. If Lewin can get him fit for half a season the man is a Magician.

  • Hammer64 says:

    I prefer heavy lifting- mainly pint glasses. A few of those on a regular daily basis is what has kept my in tip top shape. Oh sorry that should be top heavy shape. I was watching Bob Wilson at the start of the game yesterday. Poor chap could barely walk. That’s what all this running around does for you- keep away from it Is my advice.

  • Radai Lama says:

    Just admit it you all put on leotards & do the Jane Fonda workout with her on DVD not cycling or jogging.
    I was told she was the queen of fitness videos when you were all young stallions πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    Ohhhhh the memory’s 😝😝 Barbarella , Mary millington , and lassie Braun in momocrome 8
    mm, and a fire extinguisher when the film got stuck πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      A fire extinguisher hey Laz is that what you told them the white goo on the screen was πŸ˜‰

      • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ no 32 you couldn’t see it on the white cotton sheet screen up the wallπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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