Andy Carroll fighting to be fit

Posted on August 29, 2013 by

Andy Carroll is reportedly winning his battle to be fit for West Ham United by the start of the new season of Premier League football.

The England international forward completed a club record move from Liverpool for a whopping £ 16 million in the close season despite picking up an ankle injury in the Hammers’ last game of the season against Reading.

Initially, Carroll was not expected to be back playing before the end of August. But he is confident that he can return before schedule and be fit and ready for the big kickoff in a couple of weeks. The Hammers begin their Premier League campaign at home in The Boleyn Ground against newcomers to the Premier League Cardiff City on the 17th of August and Carroll is expected to feature in that match in some form, if not from the start.

The 24 year old mentioned that he had been working hard. He stated that he had been away to Germany with the team and doing a lot of exercise, trying to keep himself fit. He mentioned that his heel still hurt a bit and the work he did was keeping that in mind.

He mentioned that although it has been tough, he hopes to be back in time for the first game of the season for West Ham United.

Carroll scored seven goals in 22 appearances for the London club last season in an injury ravaged loan spell from Liverpool, his most successful return since his Newcastle United days. And that was enough for West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce to smash the club’s transfer record and sign the England hit man on a permanent basis ahead if the new season as they look to create a young team capable of competing for 90 minutes on the go.

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