Another day, another update on Andy Carroll’s injury woes.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed this morning that the striker will not be in the squad to face his former club Liverpool on Sunday.
A groin problem will keep him on the sidelines, but his Croatian boss has attempted to play down the severity of the issue.
"Andy Carroll won't be able to play against Liverpool, he's still feeling his groin. It's nothing major but he will miss the game."
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 12, 2017
Injuries have dogged Carroll’s career over the past few years, and in this season in particular he has had a very stop-start campaign.
The former Newcastle United forward has been restricted to just 15 Premier League starts and a further three appearances off the bench.
His latest bout of injury has kept him on the treatment table for almost a month, and with games against Liverpool and Burnley the only two remaining in West Ham’s calendar, there is a big chance that Carroll will not play again this season.
The majority of fans are not surprised that the striker is unavailable this weekend, and some are losing patience with the crocked star.
@WestHamUtd Nothings never major with him but still out for half a season
— Luke Smith父 (@lukesmith___1) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd Give me a second to practice my surprised face.
— Jason (@NickMotown) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd always nothing major and yet always misses games… I give up
— Glen Worrell (@GlenWorrell) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd He's time at the club must come to a end now
— John ⚒ (@bigknightywhu) May 12, 2017
— Philip 父 Wilkinson 父 (@PW57WHU) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd Time to say goodbye.
— Dan (@WesthamDan16) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd Sell him to china
— jj ⚒ (@daddylanzini) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd His got to go
— Paul Duval (@Paulduv71) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd I give up time to go Carroll
— Luke Bachmann (@Bachmann1996) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd Nothing major yet hasn't played for weeks!! ????????????????????????
— Jamie Bristow (@jamieb_1985) May 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd Well now there is a surprise
— Paul Himself (@Paulie_Cashews) May 12, 2017