Former England international and West Ham striker Andy Carroll appears to have played his final game for the Hammers, according to a report from the Times.
The newspaper reports that Carroll has suffered an ankle injury similar to the one that kept the 30-year-old man out of action for four months in July last year – where he missed 15 games.
The striker’s current deal with the Hammers is set to expire in the summer, meaning this new injury setback could be the end of his tenure with the East London club.
There’s an option to extend Carroll’s stay with the club in his £90,000-a-week contract, but the club is unlikely to do so, considering his problems with injuries.
Despite being somewhat of a burden to West Ham over the past few years, leaving the club without a proper send off by the club would be a sad occurrence.
Carroll has 142 appearances in the Premier League with West Ham, but most of his time with the club has been blighted by injuries.
The Times claims that Carroll’s wages would rise if they triggered the extension clause, so it really does seem like he will be leaving the London Stadium at the end of this season.
And with Andy Carroll’s terrible injury record, it will be interesting to see where he heads next in his career.