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Andy Carroll’s Back Training With The Team But Is Still A Ways Off


With the international break nearing an end and things soon to start returning to normal at Newcastle, we are getting a better idea of when some of our players with long-term injuries will be returning to the fold.

One of the players whose timescale seems to be shifting and uncertain is Andy Carroll’s.

Steve Bruce said earlier in the week that he had hoped to have Andy Carroll go through a couple of weeks of full-training with the team before being called upon to make his return to action for Newcastle.

Last month it had been suggested that the trip to Anfield on Saturday was the target date for the return of big Andy.

Last night, the Daily Mail had reported that it was highly unlikely that Carroll would be ready to make the trip to Anfield this weekend. That assessment was in line with what Bruce had intimated about Andy needing two weeks of training before being under consideration for his return.

Carroll’s timescale is dependent on him returning to training. Well, Steve Bruce has spoken to the Chronicle and it looks like Andy has trained with the lads today. This is what Steve Bruce has said about the 30-year-old:

“Andy, we’ll have to still be patient. However, for the first time today, he joined in with the group to a degree. He only took part in half of the session, non-contact, but it’s good to see him out kicking a ball again.

“I always knew that it would be towards the end of this month and halfway through the next month really.”

That is excellent news that and another step in his recovery from April ankle surgery. We still think that Bruce should be ultra-cautious with the big man and it looks like he is going to be. We would be fine with Andy not returning until next month. The most important thing is that when he returns, he remains fit.


54 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #41

    Nice one Neil, it does make sense but just not used to seeing it written that way, I’m glad you would change it 😀

    2
  • IrishRob

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #42

    Jail will you stop bothering the poor man, it made perfect sense.

    6
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #43

    Munster

    Be careful you dont put a hip out, can be tricky at your age.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #44

    IrishRob,
    I never said it didn’t.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #45

    That’s true! But come on like. Anyways, you not watching the England game??

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #46

    Ron – I’m not bothered about France or England to be honest

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #47

    Aye, come on what?

    0
  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #48

    Canny game this, mind. 🙂

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #49

    MagpieRanger,
    Excellent game, Kane should have let Sancho take that pen, I suppose he’s chasing records as well mind.

    1
  • MagpieRanger

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #50

    Toon22, did Ashley ever find someone to audit his company? Isn’t it due tomorrow?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #51

    I thought it was going to be about 9-1

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 10, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #52

    Jail, its come on (you’re being ridiculous, and stop bothering the man), come on.

    2
  • Bring back benitez

    Sep 10, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #53

    Why am I the only one to point out Munsters bullshit?

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 10, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #54

    OP, another dimwit. Listen and get this right.
    1. My son isnt 12
    2. He supports liverpool. They won the champs league, go figure
    3. He likes nufc
    4. He didnt have either shirt on hols
    5. Meeting the geordies had no bearing on his wearing any football jersey on hols
    6. You are uninformed as usual. Stop being an idiot, you keep getting things wrong. Twat.

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