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West Ham consider sending striker to the USA

Andy Carroll may need to see a specialist in the States

By | 20th September 2013
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West Ham United are weighing up sending striker Andy Carroll to the United States in a bid to aid his recovery of his heel injury. The former Liverpool striker has already seen specialists in both Holland and Belgium, but following those two trips he is still listed without a return date following his record move to the Hammers over the summer.

The Hammers have been contacting various specialists across the world in an attempt to find a resolution for Carroll, and it appears the United States may be the next stop for the World Cup hopeful. The United States has ample specialists that deal with injuries such as Carroll, as the heel injury he picked up is common among basketball players in the country’s National Basketball Association.

When asked about the prospect of sending Carroll overseas, manager Sam Allardyce made it clear that the club is taking the injury very seriously.

“There is a risk to every injury that they can recur,” Sam Allardyce cautioned, according to the Daily Express. ”On the specialist reports we have had, it’s a small percentage that will happen so Andy has been unfortunate that it has happened to him.”

Carroll’s injury has kept him out of action since he signed for the club on a permanent basis this summer. Luckily for him, he enjoyed almost a full season with the club last campaign during his loan spell, and impressed enough to have Sam Allardyce splash out a club record £15 million for him. That amount is still a staggering £20 million less than what Liverpool spent on him when he left Newcastle United, making him one of the most expensive English strikers in the history of the game.

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