West Ham hit with injury blow

Andy Carroll will be sidelined for six weeks after picking up an injury on his West Ham debut, The Telegraph state.

The striker moved to the newly-promoted Londoners in the transfer window on loan, and impressed in his first game for Sam Allardyce’s side in a 3-0 win over Fulham.

However, the England international hobbled off after picking up a hamstring injury and has since pulled out of the Three Lions’ World Cup qualification games this weekend.

The knock is thought to be worse than first thought, and as such Carroll will be out of action for six weeks.

This means that West Ham will be without their new burly forward for Premier League fixtures against Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal, whilst he is also likely to miss England’s next round of fixtures against San Marino and Poland.

Liverpool are thought to have an option to bring the attacker back to Anfield in January.

By Gareth McKnight