Chelsea target Andy Carroll could be forced to have ankle surgery ruling West Ham striker out for months

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ANDY CARROLL could undergo an operation to cure his ankle injury, which could rule him out for months.

The West Ham striker suffered the injury during their 2-1 win over West Brom where he scored both the club’s goals.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll may undergo surgery on his ankle
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Hammers boss David Moyes has confirmed the 29-year-old is not training with the squad and will be assessed by doctors over the coming days.

He said: “Andy went for a scan and it showed up that he has got a problem there. We are not sure whether it will need an operation or not.

“We are getting two or three specialists to look at it to get other opinions and when we get that we will be able to make the correct decision.

“They are getting a couple of indications from two other specialists to check out whether it will need an operation or not. Hopefully we will know within a week.

Andy Carroll's move to Chelsea has fallen through due to another injury
His potential switch to Chelsea is all-but over with his latest injury
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Carroll is frustrated at a lack of opportunities under David Moyes
David Moyes confirmed Carroll with be assessed by doctors in the coming days
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“We would always do what is right for the player no matter if it takes longer because if not you are only patching something up.”

It will effectively end Chelsea’s surprise chase for the crocked England international.


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Chelsea could turn to Stoke striker Peter Crouch after Carroll’s latest setback
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But Antonio Conte has other targets on horizon in Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Stoke veteran Peter Crouch.

The Italian gaffer wants to replace Michy Batshuayi this month with a new target man to relieve the pressure on out-of-form Alvaro Morata.

 

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