Really bad news for our young striker Andy Carroll, as he will now miss out on further England honors with the strong England Under-19 team this month, because he has suffered a heel injury.
Andy Carroll – has a heel injury
The England Under-19 international striker was scheduled to play for his country in the European Under -19 Championship finals, after the side easily qualified top of their group. The Championships begin on July 14th.
Andy will now report back to St. James’ next Monday and have a scan and start treatment for his heel.
Carroll has subsequently been left out of the squad for the tournament in which England will play their first game against host country, the Czech Republic, in Jablonec on July 14.
An FA source said today:
â€œItâ€™s unfortunate for Andy, but there will be plenty of chances for him in the future.”
â€œHeâ€™s made good progress on the international stage so far and hopefully there is more to come.â€
Our Hungarian Under-19 International, 18 year-old Tamas Kadar may be playing in that tournament, assuming he has recovered from the injury he sustained on his first call-up for the full Hungary squad earlier this summer.
Kevin Keegan had expected to be without Andy for most of the pre-season program, but Andy will now at least be in Newcastle receiving treatment.Â We don’t know how long he is scheduled to be out.
Keegan may have some striker problems with now both Andy and Mark Viduka out injured, but Oba Martins, Michael Owen and Alan Smith are available for selection. Looks like Alan will get a game in pre-season, and we’re sure he’ll be playing all out in an effort to remain at the club.
We are expecting Kevin to sign a new out and out striker shortly.
Shola Ameobi is also still with Newcastle, with the Nigerian-born striker still no closer to a transfer out of Newcastle, and he will also be trpotiyng for training on Monday.