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Another Blow For Bruce As Striker Sidelined With New Injury

Craig Hope with the Daily Mail is reporting that Andy Carroll has suffered a second injury since returning from his ankle surgery earlier this season.

According to the report, the 30-year-old injured his ribs during training this week. He hurt his groin at Chelsea last month and was forced to miss the Wolves match the following weekend.

However, the striker was back for the big win at West Ham, where he made a substitute appearance against his former club.

Carroll will miss Saturday’s Manchester City match-up and is to be assessed next week to determine the severity of the injury. We wouldn’t expect it to keep Andy sidelined for too long.

Andy has made 7 substitute appearances this season and played just over 120 minutes as he works his way into contention for a place in the starting eleven.

This will not help with Bruce’s limited options in attack, but at least Andy’s two recent injuries are not related to his surgically-repaired ankle.

It will also give Dwight Gayle another opportunity for increased minutes on the pitch. The 29-year-old has played just 22 minutes this season in his three substitute appearances.

2 comments so far

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 29, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Hahaha there we go again sick note! What a waste of a squad place! I knew this would happen. Rib injury ffs. What will it be next month his pinkie finger. I would love to see a top ten of the most injury prone players in the league’s history I bet Carroll is way up there!

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 29, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Not good news. He’s the only attacking player we have that you might call EPL quality with any sort of confidence.

    Read in The Guardian that Lascelles is our best CB. Can’t agree. Schar and Lejeune are our best CB’s, with Lascelles, while very good, not yet quite on a par with Fede.

    Schar and Lejeune are great with the ball and that sets them apart and the sooner they are both back starting the better.

    Shelvey and Krafth play we’ll almost certainly struggle to subdue City. Need two ball winners to shut down their two superb more central attacking mids, and wing backs who’ll get forward to give us an outlet.

    Better to have the wing backs bombing on while the two defensive mids and the 3 Cb’s hold a rock solid defensive shape, so we at least have some attacking threat to force City back.


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