Andy Carroll, the 21-year-old Newcastle striker, who has already scored four goals in three Premier League games so far this season, has dropped out of Stuart Pearce’s squad for the Under-21 games against Portugal and Lithuania this week.
Andy Carroll – recovering from ankle injury
Andy suffered the ankle injury last week in training, and there were some doubts as to whether he would start the game at Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
But Andy started, although he missed one or two chances in the first half, the 6’5″ striker got the all important equalizer in the second half, before being replaced by Shola Ameobi on 80 minutes, when the ankle started to cause him trouble again.
Andy did join up with the England squad so the England team medics could check out his injury, but they sent Carroll back to Newcastle for treatment, and it is hoped now that his ankle problem will clear up, and he can start the important home game against Blackpool a week come Saturday.
Andy has started the season in outstanding form, and we have to hope that will continue and he will keep scoring those goals for Newcastle.
Although Newcastle failed to sign an experienced striker yesterday, with Robbie Keane preferring to stay in north London with Spurs, Newcastle still have Carroll, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Nile Ranger and Leon Best to fight it out for the striker positions at Newcastle.
And of course Newcastle captain, Kevin Nolan, has continued scoring those goals, with a couple so far this season already.