LONDON (dpa) – West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday he expects striker Andy Carroll to miss up to six weeks because of a knee injury.
Allardyce said the injury was not the same as the one that saw him miss much of last season but needed treatment.
“His medial ligament on the inside of his knee has got a tear in it,” Allardyce told reporters.
“It think it will be around four to six weeks, depending on Andy’s recovery rate.
“I think getting injured is always traumatic. He’s picked up an injury shortly after returning from one. We thought we were there with his fitness but at Liverpool and now Southampton, it’s a concern for us all.
“Obviously it is very depressing for Andy but he knows the process of recovery. He’s knows he has to be very strong.”