West Ham duo Andy Carroll and Winston Reid will miss at least three months of the Premier League season. The West Ham duo has been ruled out and could miss further action depending on their rates of recovery.
West Ham duo to miss at least 3 months of Premier League season
Carroll will be on the shelf following ankle surgery. The oft-injured striker missed the last three months of the Premier League season in 2017-18. Now 29-years old, Carroll scored just three Premier League goals in 16 games for the Hammers last term.
New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini spokes about Carroll’s absence once it was confirmed on Thursday.
“This is a big blow for them and us but we hope to see them back as soon as possible,” Pellegrini said.
The striker’s contract will expire in June 2019.
Defender Reid will also be out of action for at least three months following knee surgery. The 30-year-old centre-back only played 18 times in the league last term. Reid is under contract to the Hammers until 2023.
“It does mean that we have lost two players in key areas, though, and we’ll continue to work hard with the owners to make further additions to strengthen the playing squad, beyond the five new signings already confirmed,” Pellegrini stated.
West Ham are looking at a variety of transfer options currently. The club is ready to spend money to back Pellegrini.
Last season, West Ham got off to a disastrous start under Slaven Bilic. The club sacked the manager in November 2017 and hired David Moyes. Although Moyes guided the club to a 13th place finish, West Ham didn’t extend his initial six-month contract.
Pellegrini was hired as the club’s new boss just days after Moyes’ contract expired.
In other injury news, West Ham’s Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini is making progress on his injuries. The club hopes Lanzini will be back in the squad soon following his pre-World Cup injury.