West Ham’s Andy Carroll wants to forget ‘massive injury nightmare’

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll says he wants to forget about his "massive injury nightmare"

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Andy Carroll joined West Ham this summer Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Andy Carroll has spoken of his desire to forget his massive injury nightmare after his return to first-team action for West Ham United.

The England international made his first Premier League appearance for the Hammers on Saturday following his £15m switch to the east London side from Liverpool in the summer.

I am just over the moon about a game coming up as I have been out for too long, so it is fantastic to be back

Andy Carroll

Carroll, who scored 15 goals during a season-long loan spell at Upton Park last term, has been recovering from a long-term foot injury.

The 25-year-old made his return as a second-half substitute during their 2-0 victory over Cardiff City at the weekend – and Carroll is desperate to put his injury woes behind him.

“It has been a massive nightmare to be honest. I went off to Belgium and then to Holland, to fix it [the injury] but now I am feeling really good and all I want to do is play football,” Carroll told West Ham’s website.

“I just want to forget about the past months with the injury and just look forward to playing more football for West Ham. I can’t stand being on the sidelines. It drives me crazy.

“I tried my best to try and get back to be fit. It was prolonged and I got injured again. So it was disappointing but I am back now so I am concentrating on getting match fit. It was really fantastic to be back out there on Saturday.

“Hopefully I get a few more minutes against Newcastle and we get a win this Saturday too. Yes of course it is nostalgic for me, it is my home town but I am just looking forward to it really, to play again.

“I am just over the moon about a game coming up as I have been out for too long, so it is fantastic to be back.”

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