Sam Allardyce: Andy Carroll injury is devastating for West Ham

Sam Allardyce describes Andy Carroll's latest injury setback as "devastating" for West Ham United after striker suffers a foot problem

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Andy Carroll joined West Ham this summer Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Sam Allardyce has described Andy Carroll’s latest injury setback as “devastating” for West Ham United.

The England international suffered a plantar fascia problem in training at the start of the week after having been close to shaking off an Achilles injury picked up at the end of last season.

And Hammers boss Allardyce admits it is a big blow to lose the 24-year-old striker to another injury following his £15m move to Upton Park from Liverpool earlier this summer.

“It’s devastating for Andy and ourselves,” Allardyce said.

“It’s not frustrating, it is devastating. What we have to do is make sure we treat him in the right manner as quickly as we possibly can again and get it right as quickly as we can.

“It is certainly not as serious as last time, that is the one encouraging thing but hugely, hugely disappointing for him and for us.”

Carroll scored seven goals in 24 appearances for West Ham last season while on loan from Liverpool, before signing a six-year contract with the east London club in June.

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