Injury-plagued West Ham United striker, Andy Carroll, will now be out of action for another 6 months after a training ground incident in which he was demonstrating his plan to ‘take the knee’ in support of American sports stars who are currently protesting about racial injustice by going down on one knee during the National Anthem in that country.
West Ham announced the news on the club’s website last night: “Following an incident in training, Andy Carroll will be out for at least 6 months, and may even miss the remainder of the season.
“We wish Andy a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in action as soon as possible”
Carroll, who has spent 97% of his career on the treatment table since joining The Hammers from Liverpool in 2012, collapsed in pain as he tried to get up after taking the knee and was rushed to The Royal London Hospital where he is on first name terms with the entire medical staff and most of the cleaners.
This latest setback follows a recent 2-year spell on the sidelines after the £20 million accident-prone star tore an anterior cruciate ligament while helping his girlfriend put the shopping away in 2015.