Carroll injured – again – ahead of Hammers trip

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 3:26

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Andy Carroll has picked up a groin injury, despite the club’s decision to move training grounds in an effort to prevent injuries.

The Hammers moved to their academy’s Rush Green training site, after the pitches at Chadwell Heath were blamed for some of the injuries to Bilic’s squad.

Although Carroll’s problem is only thought to be minor, it will be a major concern for the West Ham boss, who already has Dimitri Payet, Winston Reid, Victor Moses, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini missing from action.

Carroll has had an awful time with injuries since moving to Upton Park in 2013 and, although Enner Valencia should be fit, it will leave Bilic short up front.

“We have a situation with Andy Carroll in that he is feeling his groin,” the Hammers boss said.

“We’re going to see but it looks like he’ll be off for the Swansea game, which is a big blow, but that’s it regarding injuries.

“I think it will be one game only, that’s what the medical team has told me. It’s nothing major.”

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