Carroll has been ruled out for an indefinite spell with a heel injury and was unable to play his part for England as they reached next summer's tournament in Brazil with a 2-0 win over Poland on Tuesday.
The former Liverpool striker featured early in England's qualification campaign and hopes to stake his claim for a spot in the World Cup squad, but the Hammers will not rush the £15million summer signing back into action.
Carroll knows he must first prove his fitness at club level before he can even think about earning an England recall.
"The lads did a great job and it's brilliant that England will be in Brazil," he told the Daily Mail.
"It also gives me something to aim at and, once I get back playing, I might have a chance of breaking back into the squad.
"The first objective, of course, is to get back playing well for West Ham. I want to do that because they've been so supportive but if England follows, that would be good, too."