Andy Carroll, who was making his debut for West Ham United at Upton Park after making a move from Liverpool on loan, was forced off late in to the second half with a hamstring injury. The extent of the hamstring injury is not yet known however after the match West Ham manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that Carroll would be more than likely withdrawn from the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
Sam Allardyce said
I think almost definitely it will rule him out of the England squad. But until tomorrow we won’t know the extent of the damage. Certainly the damage is enough to keep him out of the squad and for us in two weeks time, will it be ready for then, that’s only something we can wait and see in the next few days.
It looks like a hamstring which is obviously the most disappointing thing from today.
We were ready to bring him off and unfortunately on that last jump he got hit by (Brede) Hangeland and that twisted his body and pulled his hamstring by the looks of it.
He is just so gutted because he has got injured and he can’t go to England, that is why he is most disappointed because he wanted to get off there.
West Ham put on a great display to defeat Fulham 3-0 at Upton Park and before pulling up with the injury Carroll had made an almost immediate impact for the Hammers.by