Carroll Passed Fit To Train With England Today


Some seemingly good news for Andy Carroll last night,  in his quest to play for England on Wednesday against France, as he was passed fit to train with England today.

Andy Carroll – will train with England today

It seems that the England manager Fabio Capello and the medics are willing to go the extra mile with Andy, to keep him in contention to make the England starting line-up on Wednesday night, and that would be Andy’s first cap for the full England side.

At first, the 21 year-old striker thought the groin injury he picked up at the end of the game against Fulham on Saturday would keep him out of the squad, but he still joined up with the squad on Sunday evening, and after treatment by the England medics yesterday, Andy said last night he thought the injury was getting better.

Normally a player who is not fit to train 36 hours before an England friendly game would have been sent home, but in Andy’s case he was kept at the England training headquarters at a Hertfordshire hotel throughout  the day yesterday.

Andy was then given a scan at 5:00 pm and it appears the results of the scan were good enough that it was decided the Newcastle number 9 would be kept at the training headquarters, and is expected to train this morning.

Andy had previously said he would be devastated if injury prevented him from making his debut at Wembley on Wednesday, so it now looks that Andy is at least in with a chance of starting the game, although we’ll have to see what the reaction is to this morning’s training.

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9 comments so far

  • jimnufc

    Nov 16, 2010 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #1

    i hope for god’s sake and nufc’s that he does not play with an injury

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  • GeordieDan

    Nov 16, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Agreed mate,

    We have been stung by pointless ‘friendlies’ so many times in the past and I’ve got a bad feeling about this one. If he comes back with a serious strain/tear it would be awful and potentially catastrophic for our season.

    Fingers, toes and even my eyes crossed! Even if it does make the game more difficult to watch. ;o)

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  • munch27

    Nov 16, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Good luck BIG LAD.

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 16, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4

    If Carroll has a groin strain he should’ve been pulled out the squad by CH for this pointless friendly..he’s got years ahead of him to pick up his international experience..what’s the rush. If he played for Man utd Ferguson would have had him nowhere near the national team.

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  • Solaidback

    Nov 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s inevitable that he’ll get to play & come back to us & be laid off for 3 months with a torn groin injury….. how is that going to help us survive in the PL then???

    If he does come back worse, I think Ashley should sue the England squad & doctors for medical malpractice, for playing a player who’s got a suspected injury without due care & attention to his career at the TOON!!

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  • Shot Bru

    Nov 16, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Agreed Solaidback you can see it coming…it infuriates me because we are already starting to get injuries and suspensions to key players well before Xmas which is affecting the strength of the team. I mean surely the club can see if we lose Carroll for a couple of months it will significantly affect our chances of survival…and the fact Ameobi is out injured too it leaves us with no experienced premiership forwards to take their place.

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  • arcarius

    Nov 16, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Just get him withdrawn from the squad CH, ffs!
    Nothing is more important than Newcastle, not even playing for England!

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  • noir9

    Nov 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    We can’t withdraw him from the squad, englands medical staff would have to send him home & their not going to do that if he has a chance of playing. Their not botherd if he makes his injury worse & can’t play for the Toon…..why would they!?

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  • estechco

    Nov 16, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Prepare yourselves for another knackered player returning from International week?!?

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