Sky Sports is reporting that 21 year-old Andy Carroll was forced to miss training with England today, and there is still a possibility he will be forced to pull out of the squad.
Andy Carroll – staying with England squad but missed training today
Carroll is still classed as a major doubt for the game on Wednesday night against France, but it’s interesting the medical staff are keeping him at the England headquarters, and will continue to both treat him and assess him.
The fact he has not been sent home yet, would suggest there is a chance, maybe a small chance, that he could still play on Wednesday evening for say 45 minutes.
Andy went down to Watford last night to join the squad, and that in itself is probably a good move by manager Fabio Capello, so Andy can at least get to know the England players, and the England manager can have a chance to to him at least.
While Carroll was forced to sit out the first training session today, Andy will be hoping (and praying) he can take part in the training tomorrow, and at least keep himself in contention for his England debut.
It doesn’t help the lad to know Capello was planning to give him a start on Wednesday.