Andy Carroll may have played his last game for West Ham United, the Daily Mirror report.
The striker has sustained an ankle injury and, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he may well fail to play another minute for the Irons.
The aforementioned report claims that the Hammers striker’s ankle injury could be a serious one, with the club currently investigating the severity of the problem.
His deal runs out at the end of the season and sources have confirmed to Football FanCast that the club holds the option to extend that if they so wish.
However, they are unlikely to trigger the option if Carroll is on the treatment table and the Mirror report seemingly confirms that he faces an uphill battle to be involved again prior to the conclusion of the campaign.
Indeed, the report claims that he currently earns £90,000-per-week, a figure that the Irons may well look to move off the wage bill.
Carroll has played 90 minutes once in the Premier League this season, against Manchester City in a 1-0 defeat, but missed the opening 14 games of the campaign after undergoing ankle surgery.
Carroll has quite simply been rubbish for West Ham barring the odd wonder goal (sorry Crystal Palace fans).
Across 142 games for the club, he has scored 34 goals and has spent a ridiculous amount of time on the treatment table.
No club is likely to want to buy Carroll in the summer and the Hammers appear to have been offered the perfect opportunity to ease the striker out of the exit door.
He played 90 minutes three times last season and is a walking liability; no sooner is he back in the team than he is out of it again, nursing another injury.
Perhaps it is not his fault. But when he has played, he has hardly set the world alight and is worse than Javier Hernandez, Lucas Perez and Marko Arnautovic.
It’s time for West Ham to say good riddance and move on, and this most recent injury setback will make it all the easier to do just that.