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?