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.