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Andrew Carroll | Forward | #9

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 174

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Long-term absentee Andy Carroll is back in the West Ham squad and should make his long-awaited return against Huddersfield Town on Monday.
Speaking to reporters at his pre-match press conference on Friday, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic announced Carroll as fully fit and added he will definitely be included in the matchday squad. "He’s been training for almost four weeks with us and he looks good," said Bilic. The return of the injury-plagued striker is a huge boost for the Hammers with Marko Arnautovic (suspended), Manuel Lanzini (ankle) and Edmilson Fernandez (ankle) all unavailable for the home opener. Fantasy managers, specifically those in draft leagues short on forwards, should therefore give Carroll a look. With the Croatian boss in need of a positive result but short on attacking options, he could alter the formation to incorporate both Carroll and Javier Chicharito. Carroll isn’t a long-term option because of his injury history, but he could be useful while fit (however long that may prove to be). Sep 8 - 7:32 PM

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Andy Carroll is reportedly undergoing double training session of fitness work in an attempt to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.

West Ham Head of Medical Services Gary Lewin has revealed that Carroll, who won't be fit for the start of the season, is undergoing a grueling regime of double training, fitness session and "punishing gym work" ahead of the new Premier League season. The 28-year-old struggled with knee, groin and adductor problems last season and made just 18 appearances. Carroll's continued injury woes, which have limited him to just 74 appearances over the last four seasons, will likely result in a start for summer signing Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez when the Hammers open their campaign against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 13 August. Meanwhile, youngster Toni Martinez could also factor into the mix as Diafra Sahko is also on his way back from injury.
Aug 8 - 10:37 AM

West Ham forward Andy Carroll looks set to miss the start of the upcoming season because of a groin injury.

Speaking during West Ham's pre-season trip to Germany, manager Slaven Bilic revealed the 28-year-old forward won't be ready for the start of the Premier League campaign. "Andy is still not able to train with the team but he is working hard at Rush Green with the physios," the manager said. "I am frustrated he cannot play, now he is still injured and it is a big loss for us." Carroll's prolonged absence means he Chicharito will likely be handed his debut when the Hammers open the term against Manchester United on 13 Aug.
Jul 27 - 4:48 PM

Manager Slaven Bilic has praised the arrival of Javier "Chicarito" Hernandez as a major signing for West Ham United.

Bilic has revealed that the signing of Chicharito, who completed his move to east London on Monday, was a move long in the works since his appoint as Hammers boss. Hernandez enjoyed four successful years at Manchester United, scoring 59 goals in 157 matches, before being sold to Bayern Leverkusen in 2015/16 after a season-long loan spell at Real Madrid. The Mexico international is a proven goalscorer capable of playing as a long striker or in a two forward system, which Bilic could be favored when frontman Andy Carroll is fit. Speaking to the club's website, Bilic was quick to list the qualities of his newest signing: "He [Hernandez] brings energy, makes movement up front and he brings running behind the defence, he brings pace, he brings quality and he brings goals and that’s it, basically!"
Jul 25 - 5:54 PM

West Ham United kicked off their pre-season programme with a 0-0 draw against Austrian side SK Sturm Graz II in Bad Waltersdorf on Monday.

Despite a number of good opportunities to win the match, West Ham were unable to take any of their chances, and the game ended in a stalemate. However, Slaven Bilic will be pleased with his sides his first workout, and more importantly, that all 22 players came through the encounter unscathed. Angelo Ogbonna was given a 45-minute run out, only his second since undergoing knee surgery in January, while captain Mark Noble was also involved having been under the knife to rectify a hernia problem [in May]. Winston Reid [knee], Diafra Sakho [back] and Michail Antonio [hamstring] were not included, although all three are undertaking individual rehabilitation sessions at the training camp. Andy Carroll [hip] has travelled with the squad, but the striker is not ready, and his availability for the season opener in August hangs in balance.
Jul 17 - 4:52 PM

West Ham United forward Andy Carroll has been ruled out of Sunday's visit of Liverpool.

The former Reds striker will miss the game with a groin problem, which has forced him to sit out the last three matches. Said manager Slaven Bilic on Friday: "He won't be able to play, he's still feeling his groin. It's nothing major but he will miss the game." The injury will afford Jonathan Calleri another chance to fill in up front alongside Andre Ayew.
Source: NBC Sports
May 12 - 6:03 PM

Slaven Bilic hopes Andy Carroll will be fit for the final London Stadium derby of the season.

Carroll has missed the last two matches with a groin problem, but has trained individually the last few days and could be ready for Friday's derby encounter with Tottenham. Carroll's potential return could see Bilic draft him into the starting XI at the expense of Jonathan Calleri, with the latter still likely to see action as Diafra Sakho has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Speaking on Carroll's availability, Bilic said: "I hoped he [Carroll] was going to be OK for the Stoke game but he wasn’t so I don’t know. If you ask me in one hour [after training] then we will know, but not now, it is too early."
May 4 - 5:55 PM

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has expressed his discontent over Andy Carroll's injury record and said the matter will be discussed at the end of the season.

Carroll has been sidelined countless times since joining West Ham in 2012 and this year has been more of the same: the 28-year-old did not make his second appearance of the season until early December after a long-term knee injury. While he's scored seven goals in 18 league appearances, Carroll is currently out with a groin injury and won't likely start against Tottenham on Friday. Speaking after Saturday's goalless draw at Stoke, Bilic expressed his frustration over Carroll's ongoing injury problems and how his absence has been a factor in the club's struggles. "I don't like to moan but I would be very disappointed if he is not involved in our next game," Bilic said. "It looked at one stage of the season that he was okay. It was no coincidence that in that period we won six of nine, then suddenly we are without him." The Croatian boss added: "We will talk about [his injury record] after the season."
Source: ESPN FC
May 2 - 3:06 PM

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Andy Carroll will miss out on Saturday's trip to Stoke City due to a thigh problem.

The England striker was absent from last weekend's draw with Everton after suffering from a recurrence of a thigh problem, and has been unable to recover in time for the trip to the bet365 Stadium. "Unfortunately, Andy Carroll won’t be available for this game," Bilic added. "I was expecting him to be back for this Stoke game, but he’s not, so he should be for the next game against Spurs. He should be OK." Jonathan Calleri and Diafra Sakho will be in contention to replace Carroll in the starting XI. Meanwhile, Bilic confirmed that Mark Noble will go straight back into the side after missing two matches through suspension.
Apr 28 - 11:55 AM

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has confirmed on Twitter that Andy Carroll should be available for Saturday’s game at Stoke City.

The return of Carroll will be a massive boost for Slaven Bilic's side ahead of the trip to the bet365 Stadium, as the Hammers have won just one of their last five matches without the 28-year-old this season. Carroll was unable to play in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Everton, which saw Jonathan Calleri make his first Premier League start, but should return to starting XI against the Potters. Carroll, who missed the 1-1 draw with Stoke City earlier this season, has scored five goals over the course of his last 10 starts.
Apr 24 - 5:49 PM

West Ham United will host Everton on Saturday without injury-prone, lead striker Andy Carroll.

While manager Slaven Bilic revealed that Carroll should be fit for next Saturday's trip to Stoke City, the problem will force him to miss this weekend's home clash with the Toffees. The absence of the club's leading scorer has opened the door for Diafra Sakho, who missed last Saturday's 2-2 draw at Sunderland amid rumors of a row with Bilic, to get the nod up front. "He [Sakho] had a little injury last weekend so he wasn’t available against Sunderland but there was no row with him," said Bilic. "We will see now in training if he will be ready for Saturday’s match." Meanwhile, vital center-back Winston Reid could return but captain Mark Noble and right-back Sam Byram will be unavailable through suspension.

Andy Carroll should be okay after he was withdrawn as a precaution on Wednesday night.

Speaking ahead of his sides crunch clash with Swansea City, Slaven Bilic revealed Carroll had complained of discomfort in his groin during half-time at the Emirates. Although he was cleared to continue by the medical department "I decided to change him." The injury-plagued striker has a good chance of featuring this weekend as "he was okay" when checked the following morning. Michail Antonio is also expected to play some part after he was withdrawn due to illness: "He started to feel sick around lunch time yesterday. He's at home now, but is feeling much better." However, with several attacking options sitting on the bench - Robert Snodgrass, Sofiane Feghouli, Jonathan Calleri and Diafra Sakho – the Hammers boss will not take any unnecessary risks. Arthur Masuaku is set to start at left-back with Aaron Cresswell still sidelined.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 6 - 10:17 AM

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said all signs are pointing to a return for Andy Carroll on Monday against Chelsea.

The former Liverpool frontman has missed the last two Premier League matches, a pair of draws against Watford and West Brom, due to a groin injury. Prior to succumbing to injury, Carroll had scored three goals in his previous four games. Said Bilic: "Andy trained individually for the last few days and did everything with those medical guys, and then he joined us yesterday. Usually, the press conference is two days before a game, but this time, it’s four days. We still have three training days before the game but it looks good, especially for him. Altogether, it will be a good week of training for him. That should be enough for him to be fit for the game."
Mar 2 - 3:02 PM

West Ham United have reportedly turned down three offers for Andy Carroll from Chinese Super League clubs.

Sky Sports is reporting that Tianjin Quanjian, Hebei China Fortune and Shandong Luneng were all serious suitors ahead of Chinese transfer window deadline on Tuesday, but the Hammers have told them Carroll is not for sale. Despite the string of injuries the forward has suffer since joining West Ham permanently from Liverpool for a fee of £17.5m in 2013, it does not come as a surprise the club resisted the lure of the reported lucrative offers. The 28-year-old has been limited to 12 appearances this season but has been the main man when healthy, having scored six goals with four coming in his last for matches. Although currently sidelined with a groin problem, Carroll appears to be winning the race to recovery in time for Monday's clash with Chelsea.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 28 - 6:33 PM

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic expects Andy Caroll to be fit for next Monday's clash with Chelsea.

Carroll has scored four goals in his last four appearances but missed the last two games with a groin injury. Speaking on Carroll's injury, Bilic was optimistic over the chances of his star striker making fitness ahead of the clash with the league-leaders. "The guys from the medical department have told me he's going to start training Tuesday or Wednesday," Bilic said. "Then hopefully four or five days of training, that is always enough for Andy to shine in the next game. So hopefully he is going to be able to play against Chelsea."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 27 - 6:19 PM