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Newcastle Release Images Of Carroll In Training As Bruce Explains His Limited Involvement

Newcastle United have released images from today’s training session, and many of the pictures show Andy Carroll in action with the lads.

Yesterday, it was revealed that Andy was involved in his first training session with this teammates. While he only took part in a limited capacity, it is a crucial step in his recovery.

Carroll’s return to the pitch is still a ways off, with Bruce suggesting that he is more likely to return in mid-October. Now it will be a matter of slowly increasing Andy’s involvement in full training while assessing how well he recovers from each session. The obvious plan is to not risk him participating in any type of activity too soon that could cause a setback.

The Chronicle have some more quotes from Steve Bruce about what Carroll was able to do during his first training session:

“He joined in and joined in the warm-up and the boxes and then there was a passing drill he came into and he was a floater in the possession so he took part in half the session so that was his first real hint of being back in amongst us,”

“Now, we’ve got to progress that and see where he is but it’s calculating a gamble. It’s a gamble I’m convinced after seeing him that he’ll take some part somewhere and if we can hopefully get him on the pitch then great.”

It’s all a slow process for the thirty-year-old to get back to playing again. However, he must be delighted to be out on the field playing with the lads again after a grueling month of rehabilitation.

This is how Steve Bruce described the past month for Andy Carroll after his return to Newcastle in early August:

“Thankfully, with what he has had to put up with, he is a strong-minded individual and determined but no matter how determined you are or what you are, it’s always difficult when you’re carrying around an injury.

“And it must be the difficult part for any footballer – let alone Andy Carroll because it’s now plagued him unfortunately for the best part of two-and-a-half years. For me, it’s the most difficult thing to cope with.

“When you’re not involved, all you seem to be doing is spending long, long, horrible hours in the gym and it becomes a mental thing as much as a physical thing so thankfully he is strong enough to hopefully see it through. It will be a boost for everyone to get him on the pitch, that’s for sure.”

Newcastle could have a massive boost of returning players next month with Matt Ritchie and Allan Saint-Maximin also slated for an October return. For Andy Carroll, his comeback will mark not only his first action on the football pitch since February, but also a return to playing for his hometown club.

32 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Ron Knee,
    I was sitting at a mates house when JfK was announced, when I heard that foul mouthed tirade I couldn’t believe the crazy gang had rocked up 😮

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Ginger Jack in the background getting 40K a week for doing foot all, scandalous, should have ordered him back to Forest.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 11, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #3


    You’re older than I thought, Jail!

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #4

    it will be interesting how Bruce explains away Andy’s limited involvement at the end of the season ????

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #5

    How much is he on a week?

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    as others have said i’m not boycotting i’ve just had a enough,
    results will dictate the size of the crowd from here on in,

  • toon22

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #7

    He was brought in the make it look like we had cover up front
    A cheap PR stunt

    Just the usual rubbish from Jabba

  • toon22

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s obvious the crowds will fall
    Most fans have had enough
    Those left are sight seeing or there for free

    Once you start giving away tickets it ends something like what happened to the Mackems

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail for Ashley
    i’ve been told its 20k a week with massive incentives re goals and games and staying up,

  • Moonraker15

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #10

    I read somewhere he’s on £22k a week basic and £70k when he plays plus bonus for goals!

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #11

    toon22 …

    can you clarify one thing have you ever been to a live match ?…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Have you? Ah yes, you went to the Leicester game, I remember, you told us.

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #13

    jail …

    let the Frog answer he’s a big lad he doesn’t need you to stick up for him …

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #14

    jail …

    i see your De Lorean is still working all you can do is rake up the past , biggest agitator on here . sad person …

  • toon22

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #15


    He knows fine well I’m never going to respond to him ever again
    Sad individual

  • Genjikai

    Sep 11, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #16

    One goal, Ashley out.

  • Genjikai

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #17

    We will not stop until you leave Newcastle United Football Club, with a clean break and nothing to do with you or your brands.
    We told you this isnt blowing over.
    It isnt.
    We have one goal and one goal only, Ashleyout.
    You made this personal, not us.

  • Genjikai

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #18

    You can add to this pressure on ashley, you can make a difference.
    There was plenty spare seats at the AGM today, maybe next year we can fill it.
    This is what happens mike when you start messing about with alot of passionate people.
    Ashley is a menace to society and he needs stopping.
    His type of greed needs ending in society.
    People cheat, thats what businesses do.
    No ashley you cheat, thats what you do.

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #19

    toon22 …

    it aint me who’s sad is it ??? . ..

    quote off the frog ” i’ve never been from benwell ”

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #20

    has anyone on here met the FROG in the real world ? …

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Whether you support the boycotts or not a empty Stadium against Arsenal would have sent a message no media outlet would ignore.

    He banned the press today because they’re giving too much air time to the boycotters and protesters.

    What ever you want to do the boycotters and protesters are getting to him, FACT.

    I’m not going to stop being a thorn in his side or a stone in his shoe until he’s gone!!!

  • Belfast

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Yep. I met him and a few of his mates by the pond. Nice Guys!

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #23

    Geordie Tom

    I speak to him frequently, not on here

  • Genjikai

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Geordie tom
    I believe toon22 reference to never been from benwell
    Is in reference to jeff from benwell
    And jims benwell.
    Well that is how i interpreted it.
    Toon22 showing a bit of humour maybe?
    Maybe he is human afterall?

  • Belfast

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #25

    22k Basic is a good deal for us Moonraker.
    He was rumoured to be on a ridiculous wage at West ham. 90-100k a week bracket.

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #26

    i met him years ago with his dad at fenham baths great little swimmer them days went by the name of tommy tadpole back then,

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Op …

    on the phone ? …

    or when you take 5-0 out for a walk …


  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #28

    GENJIKAI may’be dunno do Frogs have sense of humour …

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #29

    hibbit …

    dont call him Tommy mate he wont like it …


  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #30


    it’s only a good deal if he plays, and if he does play the add on kick in so the 22k is for actually not playing so it’s a very good deal for Andy 😉

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #31

    HIBBIT …

    i know you and your family stopped buying season tickets , would you go back if we were topping the league this season ? …

  • geordietom

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #32

    hibbit …

    just wondering is all mate …


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