West Ham’s new signing will be a big loss.
England striker Andy Carroll will miss the next five to six weeks due to a hamstring injury he sustained in his West Ham debut against Fulham.
The front man, who signed on-loan for the Hammers from parent club Liverpool before the close of the summer transfer window, has already pulled-out of England manager Roy Hodgson’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and the Ukraine because of the injury.
Carroll, 23, had looked hugely impressive on his West Ham debut, teeing-up former Newcastle United teammate Kevin Nolan for the Hammer’s first goal and causing constant problems for the Fulham defence before limping off on 68 minutes.
Scans have now revealed that the injury is serious, ruling him out of four Premier League matches and the Capital One Cup tie at home to Wigan, reports the BBC.
Carroll will now be racing the clock to be fit in time for the second double-header of World Cup Qualifiying matches, against San Marino and Poland, in early October.
Carroll has been capped 8 times by England.
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