David Gold posts shock West Ham team news on Twitter
By Richard Parks
Andy Carroll is in contention to play again for West Ham this season, according to chairman David Gold.
The Hammers co-owner revealed in a Twitter exchange with a Hammers fan on Tuesday morning that the striker is on course to make his comeback in the next three months.
In response to a question asking for the latest on Carroll and whether he has had foot surgery, Gold replied in message starting with “information” that the injury-prone front man might play before the campaign ends.
Information. Andy Carroll could be back before the end of the season. dg https://t.co/tVZPfrVPXR
— David Gold (@davidgold) February 20, 2018
The 29-year-old striker was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign last month, after suffering a hairline fracture of his ankle.
The setback for Carroll wrecked a potential move to Chelsea, with the defending Premier League champions instead switching their attentions to Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and completing a deadline day deal.
Carroll hasn’t played since the Hammers ‘ Premier League draw at Spurs on January 4, but there is now a belief the targetman, who has since had an operation, could be back before the season ends.
West Ham conclude their campaign with a trip to Leicester on May 5 followed by a home game against Everton eight days later.
In other West Ham team news, the club are on the verge of signing a 25-year-old speed machine.
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