Really bad news for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll today – that he could be out up to four months with torn ligaments in his ankle.
Andy Carroll – out four months with torn ankle ligaments
It’s yet another devastating injury blow for the Gateshead lad – and it’s sad to hear about this, after Andy had missed half of last season with injury.
It must be very difficult for the 25 year-old, who had said recently he was hoping to repay West Ham in the coming season, after he had missed so much playing time last season.
We reported this morning that Andy would not participate in the New Zealand tour, and that he was off to America to see a top surgeon to maybe get an operation on the ankle – and now we know that operation will take place tomorrow after the surgeon had diagnosed the extent of the injury.
Owner David Sullivan’s son Jack tweeted the news on Andy today, and that Carroll would be out for four months:
¨VERY BAD NEW REGARDING AC, TORN LIGAMENTS IN ANKLE. OPERATION TOMORROW WITH TOP SURGEON IN USA. WILL BE PLAYING IN 4 MONTHS.¨
We had talked about Andy’s poor injury record this morning, but nobody would wish this on Andy – after all he’s been through as far as injuries are concerned over the last few seasons.
We can only hope the ankle gets fixed up, and that Andy is back playing (well) again before Christmas.
If Newcastle were interested in signing our former striker this summer – which we doubt – that move will obviously be off.
We wish Andy the very best with the operation tomorrow and his recovery.
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