Andy Carroll out for the season
West Ham United’s Andy Carroll suffered a horrible leg injury during Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw with Southampton. West Ham were down to ten men and, having already made their three substitutions, Carroll remained on the pitch.
His left knee needs surgery and that means the unlucky striker is out for the rest of the season. The ligament on the inside of his left knee has been torn and this will undoubtedly affect his career. Carroll is on crutches now, so he won’t be training, practicing or playing for at least two months.
The Hammers will struggle without Carroll’s physical presence up front. He’s a constant aerial threat and has scored five goals this season, equalling Stewart Downing’s tally.
West Ham are 8th in the Barclays Premier League but, without Carroll in the squad, many predict they’ll descend down the table rapidly.
Carroll’s career has been plagued by injures:
- ln September 2012, playing his first game on loan, he picked up a hamstring injury – out for one month.
- Two months later, he twisted his knee against Manchester United- side lined for two months.
- In May 2013 he damaged his heel in the last game of the season- out for seven months. Early last summer, he tore his ankle ligament in a pre-season game- out for four months.
- Finally in February 2015 he needs knee surgery- set to miss rest of the season.
Let’s see how West Ham perform without him.
Jake, Year 5
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy