What’s The Truth About Andy Carroll’s Injury?

We put out an article earlier this morning where Alan Pardew said he hoped that Andy Carroll would be fit to play a part,  in our next game at Fulham a week come Wednesday.

Andy Carroll – what the real status of his thigh injury?

And now we see a report out from the Daily Mail and The Sun (not sure where it originated), saying that Andy could be out for up to two months.

So what’s the truth?

The report says that Newcastle have been trying to play down the injury by saying that the local striker will be out for only another three weeks.

But Alan Pardew has said this morning that Andy’s injury now seems a lot better, and he could feature against Fulham in 10 days time.

So are they  suggesting Newcastle are not telling the truth about Andy’s injury?   Give me  a break – please.

The fact the story has linked that injury to Spurs and Chelsea both pulling out of trying to sign the striker, is probably indicative that they have made the story up.

It wouldn’t be the first time the gossip press have done that.

Andy is simply not for sale, and Alan Pardew has said that 313 times this month – but some people just don’t listen do they?   Not when it’s not what they want to hear.

Don’t forget the Daily Mail paper put out the story, just a couple of weeks ago, that Andy had  sustained his thigh injury in a drunken night out on Tyneside – which was just compete rubbish.

We are still hoping Newcastle are suing this paper over that story, because it besmirched the name of both Andy and the Newcastle club.

Indeed Newcastle have today denied Andy will be out for up to two months, and a spokesman told BBC Sport this morning:

“There’s no factual basis to the report. He will be out for two to three weeks as boss Alan Pardew said before the Spurs game.”

But that doesn’t jibe exactly with what Alan said this morning, although we suppose it’s close if he’s only out two more weeks.

It seems anything right now on Andy will sell their papers,  and this may be how the story came about. Maybe it’s a slow news day today. 😀

But because of these two conflicting stories, we hope the Newcastle club will help clarify the status of Andy’s injury.

Suffice to say we have to think that what Alan Pardew said this morning is true, and that Andy could  feature in the Fulham game.

Why does the gossip press in England keep making all  these daft  stories up?

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • AshleysWok

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Andy should be back for Fulham game so dont take any notice of the Dailly Hatemail and Louise the mackem at the Guardian

  • DURhamTOON

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #2

    On another note, I know its well documented that Carroll enjoys a drink but my mate was in aspers in the gate newcastle on Friday night and Carroll was in there playing blackjack and drinking, my mate reckons he (Carroll) walked in with £100 of chips and walked out with £400 and apparently he (Carroll) likes Heineken =)))

  • Stuart

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Shock Horror, a footballer drinking and gambling =O lol.

  • Sinner

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    BBC which seems like a more reliable source says that Andy should return within 2-3 weeks despite rumours claiming he is out for 2 months.

    Btw,anyone seen Tino having a go at the cross bar challenge. 😀


  • expatgeordie

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    I couldn’t eat £100 worth of chips need lots of salt & vinegar

  • carl nufc

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Ok i was going to post this at the time but with all the shit that people with bad news gets i thought it was not worth it,
    Carrols brother works in my local and every now and again Andy comes in to watch the games, at the Wigan game he told my brother in law that he will be out for 8 weeks.

  • pearceet

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #7

    ^^^ 🙂

  • Davies

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Alright Carl. Whatever mate.

  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Sometimes it’s best just to let things happen and not make a big thing about ’em….. what will be will be.

  • pearceet

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    my hairdresser’s cab drivers step brother’s daughter’s best friends husband told me that he would be back for Fulham………

  • danf98

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #11

    carl which paper do you work for? the sun or daily mail?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Ryan Donaldson is set to join Hartlepool on Loan

  • chambersl

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #13

    wouldnt surprise me if he was fit for spurs to be honest but didnt want to play him incase he bagged a couple against them which made them put a big bid in for him which then led to ashley selling… hes been out injured during the whole transfer window and his first game back is the first game after the window

  • stunna

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14

    If the club knows Carroll is going to be out for a while and they’re looking to bring in a goal scorer, it makes sense to say he’ll be back soon. They seem less desperate.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #15

    @ pearceet // Jan 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    “my hairdresser’s cab drivers step brother’s daughter’s best friends husband”

    Is that Ed!?

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Mike Ashley blew £1 million gambling at Llambias’s casino after the game in the space of 2 hours where he had yet again gone with his gambling mate Pardrew.

    Newcastle is now run by the Casino trio.

    I fully expect all three to go in the summer.

    Appointment was a sham to help out his gambling buddy so when new owners take over they have to pay off Padrew’s 5 year deal.

    In July 2010 I told everyone on here that Hughton would be sacked before Christmas and everyone said I was crazy.

    I do not expect Padrew to be Newcastle Manager next season.

  • pearceet

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #18


    Could very well be mate!

  • petey

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #19

    The truth is, every 2-3 weeks, Pardew will come out and deny any stories and say Carroll will be out for 2-3 weeks as originally thought. This will continue for 3 months until Carroll is finally fit 🙂 Thus meaning Pardew was always right about him being out for 2-3 weeks lol

    Or in Feb they will come out and say he is injured afterall and would love to sign a new striker but cant because the transfer window is shut.

    Tut tut

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #20

    haha if you were to believe what you read carrol has ten brothers and 15 sisters who seem to work with everybodys mate lol

  • petey

    Jan 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Basically ive learned to trust 0% of what the papers write but also 0% of what the clubs and players say.

    Carroll is out until he plays. whenever that will be.

    He will also stay playing at the club until he is sold, whenever that will be

    And i dont believe barton will end his career with united until he ends his career….for now he is with us and thats amazing enough for the time being.
    For me he has been player of the season so far, with Jose and Carroll coming in close behind. Nolan is our most important player though, just not the best player on the field? Difficult to explain what i mean there….

    Lets just be happy we have Shola and Leon Best up front right guys and girls!?!?!?!?

  • toonfan09

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #23

    i dont think we will sign anyone now cos pardew is out in portugal isnt he unless they are looking at some players whilst training there

  • gorskino10

    Jan 24, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #24

    @petey if it is the kicking muscle that basically could take ages to repair, we wont bring anyone in as per usual Pardew has been moaning aobut “how tought” the market has been (although he is the only manger who is moaning!) he is covering himself because he knows he doesnt know who to buy and the ones he wanted (who were poor) in Larsson and then Keane(Too old).

    but i have to disagre with the lets be happy we have Shola and Leon Best, they cannot score! they both have 3 goals, Ameobi scored them 3 in the first few weeks and Best scored his 3 in a fluky game at a very poor Hammers side! that just cnanot score on the regular basis and the problem is Ameobi is no2 behind Andy so he is ALWAYS going to feature but he just cannot score we are lacking upfront if AMEOBI is no2 in strikers! Why not go for Demba Ba he wants to come to the EPL he speaks fluent English and Hoff want to get rid of him after his argument with the board, we can even get him on LOAN i swear if Pardew does nothing about our striker problem (not in terms of numbers but goals from everyone apart from Andy) and that we only have 1 winger and that winger Jonas cannot cross i will have serious long term doubts over Pardew and if he is the right guy to take us foward, unlike Chris who was amazing in the market bought some great buys!

  • dave 1961

    Jan 24, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #25

    My opinion pardew is clueless; hugtons buying was porch best, Routlage, Simpson, so I don’t rate either of them, but where I rated Hughton, he was honest, protected his players, never criticised them in public. with pardew its always someone else’s fault, and he throws the blame for his own errors on the kids, I hate pardew with a vengeance, and its pardews fault that Carroll’s injury is taking so long, pardew kept Carroll on the pitch when he had been injured, pardew is incompetent, pardew is arrogant, but most of all pardew is useless, & the sooner he’s gone the better, our teams being used as a tool to give his gambling buddies jobs, well Ashley would make better use of pardew at one of his tacky sports shops. The 3 cockney stooges out, now.

  • fungus44

    Jan 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Andy will not leave he is a local lad playing for the toon as number 9 ,every ture gordie,s dream,if he was to be sold his hart would not be in the move and no hart in the way he plays as he doe,s for the toon

  • mightymag

    Jan 25, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #27

    why slag pardew off?? how many points has he got in how many games?? disgrace to slag him off, i think hes doing pretty well from taking over fro CH, kept momentum and spirit, few mistakes players out of position etc but which manager in the league doesn’t make mistakes?? even the great alex ferguson admits that he makes mistakes!! back the team and manager or fk off!!!


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