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Carroll and Reid out for three months

Filed: Thursday, 12th July 2018
By: Staff Writer

Both Andy Carroll and Winston Reid have been ruled out of action for up to three months.

News of the double injury was confirmed this afternoon by Head of Medical Richard Collinge, who revealed that both players had experienced problems in their rehabilitation programme.

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"Both Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are having to return early to London after suffering setbacks in their respective recoveries from injury," said Collinge. "This will keep the pair out for a minimum of three months each.

"Andy played and scored in Sunday’s match but is still reporting some discomfort in his ankle and further scans have revealed that he requires some minor surgery to provide more strength and stability to the area.

"Winston has been suffering some swelling around the knee injury that he sustained at Swansea last season and he too is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area.

"We have decided that this is the best course of action to ensure that both players have a chance of returning to full fitness as soon as possible."

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A hugely disappointed Manuel Pellegrini called the loss of the duo "a big blow".

"We are obviously very sad to hear that Andy and Winston have suffered setbacks," he told whufc.com. "This is a big blow for them and us, but we hope to see them back in action as soon as possible.

"It does mean that we have lost two senior 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."

Andy Carroll at West Ham Utd

2012/13: Pld 24 Gls 7 Bkd 5 Off 0
2013/14: Pld 16 Gls 2 Bkd 0 Off 1
2014/15: Pld 16 Gls 5 Bkd 2 Off 0
2015/16: Pld 32 Gls 9 Bkd 3 Off 0
2016/17: Pld 22 Gls 7 Bkd 3 Off 0
2017/18: Pld 18 Gls 3 Bkd 6 Off 1

Average: Pld 21.3 Gls 5.5 Bkd 3.2 Off 0.33

Winston Reid at West Ham Utd

2010/11: Pld 12 Gls 1 Bkd 1 Off 0
2011/12: Pld 33 Gls 3 Bkd 5 Off 0
2012/13: Pld 37 Gls 1 Bkd 8 Off 0
2013/14: Pld 22 Gls 1 Bkd 2 Off 0
2014/15: Pld 33 Gls 1 Bkd 10 Off 0
2015/16: Pld 30 Gls 1 Bkd 7 Off 0
2016/17: Pld 36 Gls 2 Bkd 11 Off 1
2017/18: Pld 19 Gls 0 Bkd 5 Off 0

Average: Pld 27.5 Gls 1.25 Bkd 6.1 Off 0.1

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