Andy Carroll Could Return In Two Weeks – For Sunderland Game


After the good 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic this afternoon, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said he doesn’t expect Carroll to be out of action for four weeks, as had been reported.

Andy Carroll – out at least two weeks

Pardew says that Andy could be back for the Tyne-Wear derby in two weeks time – not good news for Sunderland supporters.

It’s certain Andy will be out of the West Ham game at home on Wednesday night, and he will not be risked in the  FA Cup 3rd round tie at Stevenage on Saturday, and that gives the lad another week before the Sunderland derby game at the Stadium of Light.

This is what manager Alan Pardew said today about big Andy and his thigh injury:

“We debated when he got this injury how serious it was with the medical staff and the answer is that we don’t know,”

“He will definitely miss West Ham and I think he’ll definitely miss Stevenage next Saturday, but talking to the boy, he thinks he is ready for Sunderland already.”

“I’ve got to make a call on that game as to whether he is putting himself at risk and we’ll have to see, but it’s touch-and-go.”

Andy had a scan taken in London on his thigh last Friday, and we have yet to hear the results of that, since it was feared that he may have torn a thigh muscle, which was where the four weeks came from.

But it’s up to the lads to ensure that players like Ameobi, Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger can fill in for Andy while he’s out, and they  did well enough today – with a good professional performance and a great win for the first time ever at the at the DW Stadium.

Newcastle are now back in the upper half of the table in 10th place, and 3 points on Wednesday night against West Ham, another bottom half team, would be just what the doctor ordered.

That’s what is next up – and all players that played today will be available for that game.

Howay The Lads!!

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18 comments so far

  • baro

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #1

    We might need him against West Ham otherwise let him rest until the dirty mackems. Never rush a injury from your best player. We really need him but today we did a excellent job against Wigan, but of courst Wigan were very poor today.

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  • baro

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #2

    A better chance David Beckham is going to come to Tyneside……
    David Beckham has put on a black n’ white shirt!

    http://www.cleansheetsallround.co.uk/2011/01/mls-news-newcastle-join-hunt-for-beckham

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #3

    If he is we will rip them apart, btw beckham won’t be coming to the toon. I’d like him to but I doubt he will be going anywhere, as L .A don’t want to risk him getting another Injury.

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  • cynicaltoonfan

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed apparently stephane sessegnon the PSG player we have been linked with has done a Ben Arfa and has skipped training !
    Its all over the french press that he wants to leave and us and Villa have been closely linked
    I dont know much about him except from what i have seen and heard but he seems to be skillful and decent and maybe worth the investment ?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 2, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Sessegnon is a little scum bag, but is a player with massive potential, cynical, were was the report of us being linked with the zog again?

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Well have a new striker by end off the week

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  • sweendog

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #7

    looking dodgy .. heard that either Newcastle or Wigan were being watched by Hodgson and Ferguson tonight .. could only mean one player .. tiote

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  • sweendog

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #8

    he’d a very good game .. as did collo ..

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  • Howay The Lads

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Didn’t look good, did it, Sweendog? 🙁

    Neither us nor Wigan play either of them for a fair few games as well.

    I think Fergie was just checking up on Cleverley (looks a helluva player from that performance!) Fergie doesn’t really go for his type of player (the Essien types).

    However, Hodgson… who knows?

    But Liverpool aren’t what they were. They’d be hard pushed to get him nowadays

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  • obaflamey

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardew: “I can’t say I haven’t spoken to Spurs; they want to do some movement and so do we”…

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  • baro

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #11

    We have been linked with Sessagon the Benin international playing for French side PSG is a very good player. He has lots of pace and is skillful using trick after trick. His only problem is his attitude. Almost every Marsielle fan said that Hatem Ben Arfa has an horrible attitude, towards the coach and the rest of the squad. But, look at Hatem Ben Arfa now? He is absolutely brilliant, and the supporters favorite. Sessagon is a very dangerous player and should we buy him he will terrorize defences. I’d take him.

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  • obaflamey

    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #12

    I just think our team lacks two key attributes, which if corrected, could make us in to a very good team in this division. Firstly creativity. We need someone who can unlock defences. JB has been class this season, but we need someone else who can find the killer ball. Hopefully when HBA comes back he can help us out in this area. I dont want to slate Nolan, as I know he clearly has great leadership qualities and can come up with some crucial goals, but I watched him closely today and when played in the CM position I really dont think he offers much on the pitch. He didnt really do anything all game. I also think our team lacks real pace to terrorise defences and I really hope we bring someone in who can do this. Im not getting my hopes up for this transfer window as i think we may just bring in one plus HBA. Wholesale changes are definitely not the way to go mid-way through the season but i really hope we clear out some of the dead wood in the summer and bring in some quality players. Theres a lot of good players with great potential out there who wouldnt cost a huge amount and i really hope mr carr is searching far and wide for some bargains. I think 4 good players brought in between now and the beginning of next season and we would really have a quality team to compete in this division…

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  • david_NUFC

    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #13

    just by this video alone I want him at St James park haha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DqEHUUIbno

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  • baro

    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #14

    ……………………………..Harps………………………….

    Simpson………Tayls……………..Colo…….Enrique

    Barton…………..Nolan………….Tiote………..Jonas

    …………………….Ranger……..Ameobi……………….

    Lineup for Wesh Ham?

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  • Sav

    Jan 3, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Was Best’s inclusion ahead of Ranger today a case of putting him in the ‘shop window’ or has young Nile blotted his copy book with his new manager already?

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  • IndianapolisToon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    Comment #17

    If I had to guess, Best was just being shown off to potential buyers.

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  • baro

    Jan 3, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #18

    For Stevenage game i am looking forward to see what Alan Pardew’s team selection will be……
    I don’t think he has had too much of a chance to see the youngsters in action as most of their games have now been postponed.

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