West Ham sweat over injury to key player ahead of Swansea clash
By Danny Wright
West Ham will be sweating over the fitness of Andy Carroll after Slaven Bilic revealed he injured his groin against Arsenal.
Carroll was substituted in the 64th minute of the 3-0 loss on Wednesday.
However Bilic said in his press conference, that was covered by the Hammers’ official Twitter page, that he has a good chance of playing on Saturday.
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The West Ham star didn’t have any further complaints the day after the match so would be expected to lead the line against Swansea.
Carroll has been known for his susceptibility to injuries and there’s no doubt that the club’s medics will have him wrapped up in cotton wool between now and the Swansea clash at the London Stadium.
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The 28-year-old missed three months of action with a knee injury in the first half of the campaign before missing the recent draws with West Brom and Watford with a groin complaint.
His form had picked up considerably before missing those two matches.
Carroll has scored seven goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season – four of them coming in the four games leading up to his last groin injury.
Bilic’s side are on a rotten run at the moment with five back-to-back defeats leaving them ominously looking over their shoulder with the relegation zone just five points away.
In other West Ham news, supporters want this 30-year-old back in the team against Swansea.