Hammers striker suffers another setback.
West Ham have been rocked by the news that striker Andy Carroll will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, according to the Metro.
Carroll sustained the injury during West Ham’s draw with Southampton earlier this week, and was later seen leaving St Mary’s on crutches.
It was originally feared that the England international would only miss the next six to eight weeks of action, but scans on Friday revealed that the extent of the damage was much worse than first feared.
Carroll had only just returned to action following a month on the sidelines, and this latest blow is just another in a long line of problems he has endured since linking up with the club two years ago.
He will no undergo surgery next week.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Andy Carroll will have surgery on his injured knee on Tuesday following assessment by a specialist on Friday afternoon.
“The recovery phase is expected to keep Carroll out for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.”