By Will Butcher
Slaven Bilic has revealed that West Ham target man Andy Carroll could return to action against Tottenham in just two weeks following a knee injury.
The 27-year-old striker has been out injured after picking up a knee injury in training, which has forced him to remain sidelined for almost three months.
Carroll was also caught up in an incident that took place yesterday, which saw police called to the Hammers’ training ground after armed motorcyclists threatened and chased the England international.
Speaking ahead of West Ham’s Premier League clash against Stoke on Saturday, Bilic revealed that Carroll is okay and is not in shock after the incident.
Bilic also revealed that a return to action in a fortnight was on the cards, after the former Liverpool striker’s rehabilitation was going well.
“Andy Carroll is good. I just spoke to him about what happened. He is okay,” Bilic said, as quoted by West Ham’s official Twitter account.
“He was probably targeted. I don’t think it was a coincidence and he was chased for a long time. He will continue to do his rehab and is running. He started that a couple of days ago.
“If he continues we would expect him back on the pitch in two weeks.”
West Ham’s number nine has featured just four times this season, after picking up the injury towards the end of August.
However, Carroll could now be set to lead the Hammers attack against Mauricio Pochettino’s out-of-form side after the international break on November 19.
A win against Saturday’s opponents Stoke could see the Hammers move up to Premier League safety, as they sit in 17th position following a dismal start to the campaign.
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