Big Concerns Over Carroll – He May Be Out At Least A Month

Bad news today, as Andy Carroll was in London yesterday to see a specialist about his thigh injury, and it may be a lot worse than we thought.

Andy Carroll – could have tear of thigh muscle

The Newcastle Journal is reporting this morning there is a huge concern at Newcastle that Carroll has suffered a minor tear in his thigh muscle, which will sideline him for at least a month.

That would be a terrible blow to Newcastle, at a time when the club is worryingly slipping down the Premier league, with some poor results over their last 8 league games.

Newcastle play their game around Andy Carroll’s huge potential and heading ability, and it will be interesting to see how Ameobi and others do tomorrow at Wigan, in big Andy’s absence.

But Alan Pardew is hardly pleased about this latest set-back to Newcastle:

“You can’t dress it up,” “But it’s about the rest of us pulling our socks up and putting together an excellent performance to make up for the loss.”

“Andy has a thigh injury, which is being assessed. He has traveled down to London with the doctor to see just how serious, or not serious, it is.”

“Are there fears it could be serious? Yes, but we’re all a bit in the dark at this stage.”

“You are talking about one of the best young players in the country, who has had a fantastic first half of the season.”

“We don’t want him to be missing for too long, that’s for sure.”

Until the Spurs game,  Carroll had scored in all the previous five league  games, and he is Newcastle’s top scorer with 11 Premier League goals so far this season.

It seems that the rest of the Newcastle strikers haven’t really got the job done this season, with midfielder Kevin Nolan next in the scoring charts with 8 goals.

Ameobi has 6 goals, but has only three in the tough Premier League.

Shola Ameobi, Peter Løvenkrands, Leon Best and Nile Ranger are the strikers available to Alan for tomorrow, and maybe Ameobi and Lovenkrands can get a start with Nile Ranger coming on as an impact sub in the second half.

Lovenkrands could come through for Newcastle, as the Dane must be anxious to get a chance, after being all but ignored at Newcastle so far this season, and he has the class to score goals in the PL, that’s for sure.

Notice that Xisco is not even mentioned in that list, and it seems the Spanish lad is doing a Marcelino, and will see out his huge five year contract at the club without playing many games at all for the first team.

Only a win tomorrow will really  alleviate the increasing worries on Tyneside, that Newcastle will continue to slip down the league.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • AussieToon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Unless we buy some striking quality, we are doomed now.

  • alex84

    Jan 1, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Have to buy now! need quality in the final 3rd! i hope we get some one with real pace to compliment Carroll when he is back!
    if true about Karim Ziani, he looks very good!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Pprobably even Andy Carrol is sick of the way we play, ie totally one dimensional hoof ball to his head. You just know in a man u team he’d be scoring with his feet as well as his head.

    He must knackered as we give him crap service, where as in a good PASSING team he’d probably be on 15 goals by now.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed I don’t think Xisco is deliberately doing a Marcelino. No manager will give him a chance even though in brief cameos he’s looked good.

  • alex84

    Jan 1, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    i think will change when Ben Arfa comes back, the creativity will come through him so it shouldnt be so one dimensional!…i hope .

  • alex84

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    and yeah id like to see xisco given a chance

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ll have krul simmo taylor willo Enrique Barton tiote Nolan guti(there’s no one else to play there) best ranger

  • Solaidback

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Well it seems some people/fans already have Carroll leaving us to join Chelski, due to him being in London hospital & his agent being with him…. so 2+2=5 yet again!!!!

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    it seems tomorrow we will lose again

  • batty

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    get ya hand in ya pocket fatty ,before its too late

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #11

    so, what i scare happen when we fight for the right position for us, rest well my big Andy, i know you tired, and overplay yourself to give back our pride, thanks for all goal you give us and what i can give you my very2 big appreciation.

    i would like to see Xisco, i think the lads has something if give the right position.

  • howway geordies

    Jan 1, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Xisco has had lots of chances in training.

  • GeordieDan

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Xisco!?! Are you lot mental?

    Xisco is a awful player and nowhere near premiership quality. Not only has he had chances in training for months to prove what he can do can you all not remember just how sh*te he was when he did play for us? He got 1 goal and it was the flukiest goal you’ll ever see.

    There is a reason he isn’t getting a chance and that reason is that he isn’t good enough! We can’t even find a team to loan him to anymore. When we last loaned him out he was playing in a crap division that makes Championship look like the champions league and still couldn’t score.

    I would honestly go for Lovenkrands and Ranger up front in a 4-4-2 tomorrow with Ameobi to maybe come on later as a 3rd striker. We need more pace than Ameobi can offer.

    Pardew must get the lads to dominate Wigan right from the start or we’ll be starting the bottom three places right in the face and I don’t know about you but that scares the crap out of me!

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope the journal does not come out and report that he’ll be out for a year otherwise we could be in a big trouble!!

    Or hang on a sec, I’ve an idea! Why dont we wait and hear what the doctor said?


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