West Ham blow! Carroll suffers fresh injury setback

first_img1 West Ham striker Andy Carroll has suffered yet another injury setback.The 25-year-old will miss both fixtures of the Hammers’ pre-season tour of New Zealand after injuring his ankle during training.Carroll, who arrived at Upton Park from Liverpool for a club-record £15million last summer, managed only 16 appearances last season, having missed the first half of the Premier League campaign with a heel problem.And the club are keen to do all they can to make sure he starts the new term fully fit.A statement on the club’s website said: “After assessment by the Club’s medical experts, it was decided to let the England international rest for both remaining games and receive intensive treatment to ensure he is fit for the start of the season.“It should be clear that the affected area is not in any way associated with the previous injury he successfully overcame towards the end of last season.”The Hammers face Wellington Phoenix in Auckland on Wednesday morning before travelling to Wellington to play Sydney FC on Saturday. West Ham striker Andy Carroll last_img