Carroll To Report To England Squad – Doctors Will Assess Him

News that the England doctors will assess Newcastle’s Andy Carroll groin injury this week.

Andy Carroll – to be assessed by England doctors

It seems that Andy picked up a groin injury in the game yesterday against Fulham, although it was hardly apparent during the game, but it now threatens to spoil his chances of making his England debut against France on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium.

However, Newcastle have today confirmed that the player will report for duty at the England camp, and the England doctors will then decide whether he is fit to play on Wednesday night.

Just in case Carlton Cole, the West Ham striker has been called into the squad as cover for Carroll and also as possible cover for Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor, who also seems to have picked up a knock against Manchester United yesterday.

Players often pick up knocks during games, which are then painful in the next couple of days following the game, and these often rule them out of  games three of four days later, but can often clear up by the following weekend.

We are quite sure that Newcastle do not want Andy to play on Wednesday evening if he is any way not 100% fit, because then he can really make the injury a lot worse and be out a lot longer, and of course Andy has become a very important player for Newcastle this season.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the next day or two, but if the injury is only slight, he could well be fit to play at Bolton on Saturday afternoon.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • budmon

    Nov 14, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #1

    better not be allowed to play unless he’s 100%!!! if he comes back injured we are going to be in big trouble up front!

  • Thump

    Nov 14, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Why no budmon, sign me on a free and I’ll show the premier league how to be a real menace to defensive lines 😉

  • CT

    Nov 14, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Thump, are you on the juice again?? Remember what your rehab doc told ya!!

  • Thump

    Nov 14, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Not to drink on the methadone supplements, I know 🙁

  • baro

    Nov 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #5

    If he is not fit than don’t play him at all. Can’t risk this young superstar. He is the future of the world!

  • CT

    Nov 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Thump, Lol,
    Just had an email, As you know Daffy thinks scum play like Brazil, got me suspicious,
    He`s really WAGNER from Xfactor!!
    Confirmed, it fits!!

  • CT

    Nov 14, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Sorry email was corrupted, Dafty`s really MARY

  • Brutooon

    Nov 15, 2010 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #8

    next england friendly in february.

    i know andy would be dying to play for england, would be a good boost for him

  • Lynxie

    Nov 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Bolton is a more improtant game for Andy. England caps are devalued and over-rated. Even Carlton Palmer has some.

  • G

    Nov 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    I actually think this could be a good thing, as I don’t personally feel AC is ready for this. I know FC wants to blood them young to build a squad for the future, but one bad performance for England can limit your future chances. I would rather he carried on plugging away in black and white for at least a full season before international honours come around again.

  • jarra geordie

    Nov 15, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    am i right in thinking the england physio and the toon’s are the same fella? Or, is that the U 21’s? … anyway even if carrol plays will most likely get 20 mins in the second half when the teams had 8 subs on and is unrecogniseable as an england team. would be better of playing in a qualifier


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