Andy Carroll to see specialist to help end injury woes

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West Ham and England striker, Andy Carroll has had a recurrence the injury he suffered in May.

Scans confirmed that he has damaged his plantar fascia tissue that connects the bottom of the foot, to the heel.

West Ham have not confirmed how long the 24-year-old will be out for, but we're unlikely to see him in action any time soon.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce said: "According to the specialist the chance of a recurrence of that type of injury is about 4% but unfortunately for Andy he was one of the unlucky ones.

"We had been very cautious, very patient with him along the way and it's sad this has happened for him as well as us.

"He doesn't need an operation but we need to give the foot time to re-heal, continue the rehab and get him back in training again."

Carroll scored seven times last season, in his 22 loan appearances. Liverpool let him leave for just £15 million, despite signing him for a British record, £35 million from Newcastle in January 2011.

But scored just six goals for the club, working out at just less than £6 million per goal, making him one of the biggest transfer flops in Premier league history.

He will be looking to get his career back on track when he returns to training with West Ham.

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