Thursday, May 30, 2013

Liverpool Transfer Carroll Out With Foot Injury

Liverpool had hoped to part ways with striker Andy Carroll over the summer transfer window, but that may
not happen after it was announced Carroll will out up to four months with a foot injury.
Carroll fell awkwardly in the Hammers' final game of the season, injuring his heel, and although no surgery is required, he will be out at least three months.
The BBC reported that Carroll's loan club, the West Ham United, was thought to be interested in taking him in on a permanent basis, and offered Liverpool a $15 million pound fee for the striker, which the Reds had accepted.
The move however, was not made official because Carroll refused to accept a future away from Anfield and refused to move clubs.
Now the West Ham club isn't terribly interested in making a deal for the striker, and according to The Daily Mirror:
"(Andy Carroll) was forced to pull out of the England squad for the upcoming games against the Republic of Ireland and Brasil with injury. Late last night he discovered he will be out of action for between three to four months with a heel problem he is understood to have picked up in West Ham's final game of the season against Reading.
West Ham are now considering all their options with the worst case scenario that Carroll- who cost the Reds $35 million pounds in January last year- missing the first four to five weeks of the new season."
This is the third time this season Carroll has been out at least four weeks with an injury. Previous to this season, Carroll had other notable spells of two and four months on the sidelines. When considering the striker, West Ham should look at his health history and factor that into their asking price. $15 million pounds is still a reasonable price for a player like Carroll, who has a proven record of athletic excellence- when he's healthy.
Reference: Bleacher Report
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