West Ham star becomes 26th Premier League player to suffer hamstring injury

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has once again fallen foul to an injury, according to the Daily Mail.

The 26-year old has repeatedly struggled to shake his injury problems ever since moving to Upton Park for a club record £15m in 2013 from Liverpool.

He limped off just 15 minutes into last night’s 1-3 win away at Bournemouth and scans have since revealed a hamstring tear.

Club medics are likely to treat such an injury caution, and the former Newcastle man will be about for between four and six weeks.

Following his return to goalscoring form, with strikes against Liverpool and Southampton consecutively, there had been suggestions he could stake a claim for a return to the England squad.

However, this latest setback could see him sidelined until the end of March.

Carroll becomes the 26th player in the Premier League to suffer a problem with his hamstring as the busy winter fixture period takes its toll on players up and down the country.

His former club Liverpool have SIX players out with such problems alone.