David Gold’s hopes that Andy Carroll will be involved in Sunday’s game at Backburn Rovers have been dashed with the striker ruled out with yet another injury.
This time it’s an abductor injury whilst, according to Head Medic Stijn Vandenbroucke, Enner Valencia won’t make it as he suffered an ankle injury against Norwich.
However, Manuel Lanzini has returned to training and will be available to play a part in Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup tie at Blackburn Rovers. Stijn also reports: “Winston Reid and Diafra Sakho will both return to training with the squad on Monday if this week’s rehab progresses as planned.Winston has a good chance to be available for the visit of Sunderland on 27 February, while Diafra has been out for a longer period so he needs more training days.Unfortunately, two players suffered injuries in the 2-2 draw at Norwich City on Saturday and will not be available for Sunday’s trip to Ewood Park.
Enner Valencia suffered a right ankle injury in a tackle during the second half and came off, while Andy Carroll injured his abductor.”