Andy Carroll Still To Train This Week

Andy Carroll is expected to return to training in the next day or two, as he tries to win his battle to be fit for the Blackpool game this Saturday, as he recovers from his ankle injury.

Andy Carroll – let’s hope he’s fit for Saturday’s game

Andy has missed the England Under-21s’ European Championship qualifiers against Portugal and Lithuania, both games that England won, with a good 3-0 win against Lithuania last night at Colchester, meaning they qualify for the play-offs.

Carroll aggravated an ankle injury he had picked up in training, during the 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and there were some concerns about whether Andy was fit enough for that game, although he lasted 80 minutes and scored Newcastle’s equalizer before the ankle played up again.

But Hughton had withdrawn Nile Ranger from last night’s Reserve team game at Whitley Park, in which Liverpool twice came back to finally draw 2-2 with the young Newcastle side. Sol Campbell played for the 60 minutes that was planned.

Chris commented on the Carroll injury situation again today:

“We have to make sure he is rid of the problem.When it happened before the Wolves game he didn’t train for five days. And there was still a lot of swelling afterwards.”

“We’re confident he’ll be okay for Blackpool, but as always we’ll continue to assess his fitness throughout the week.”

Andy has become an important player for Newcastle this season, and has so far been in sparkling form.

But of course it’s still early in the season, but we are hoping that the Gateshead-born 6’5″ striker can maintain the vast improvement he has shown over the last year.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • SGToon

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    He is showing some form now … however, if he is not 100% fit, should we risk him though?

    How abt start with Ranger for 45 mins and see how it goes? Sub Ranger for Carroll if we require our no. 9 in the second half?

  • leedodd

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Try Telling Andy he Ain’t Fit To Play On Saturday !!!!! He would Play on one leg if he had to !!!!

  • Preston_toon

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    I would hate to be the person to say “Andy you can’t play today your leg is too weak” I think it would be one of them “I aint got time to bleed” predator moments

  • Davies

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Preston toon – Broken jaw?

  • Toonpiper

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Off topic, but let’s all Stand Up For St James’s Park on Saturday!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Sep 8, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Toonpiper, that would be senseless!!

  • Mr Books

    Sep 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #7

    All true, but if he is risking damaging it more I hope someone can sit him down and say – For the sake of one match don’t jeopardize what could be a brilliant season.

  • geordie_india

    Sep 8, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #8

    I think he will not start the match.Ranger will be involved for sure.

  • bigandysmagichead

    Sep 8, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Would be great for Nile to get a run out in the prem would do his confidence the world of good. I have Carroll in my dream team tho lol

  • bigandysmagichead

    Sep 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Mr books u make a very sensible point n i reckon if it comes down to it CH will get Steven Taylor to tell Big Andy haha

  • baro

    Sep 9, 2010 at 4:23 AM

    Comment #11

    If Chris Hughton is confident that Carroll will be fit than I think that is a great thing. He is so far our greatest player this season. He only can improve his game from now on. I will be really happy if Nile Ranger came on second half and got at least 30-40 minutes. I rate him as our second best striker behind Carroll. The others are just not up to it.


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