Andy Carroll returns to action for West Ham United before Arsenal derby
Liverpool’s on-loan striker Andy Carroll admits he was “devastated” when he got injured on his debut for West Ham United last month. The England international was delighted to make an early recovery from his hamstring injury and is hopeful of starting in the next game for West Ham United.
Andy Carroll was brought on as a substitute in West Ham United’s 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Park on Monday. Andy Carroll, who is playing for his third Premier League club, believes he is settling down well at Upton Park.
“I have been dying to get back from the moment I got injured,” Andy Carroll said in an interview to West Ham United’s official website. “I've been working hard in the gym and the staff here have helped me to get back fit and obviously coming on at QPR and helping the lads to get the win was great.
“I was devastated when I got injured, but I've worked hard and I've been the gym every day. I've only been out on the training pitch a handful of times since so it was great to be out there at Loftus Road playing football again.”
Liverpool sent Andy Carroll on-loan to West Ham United following a dismissive spell at Anfield. Andy Carroll scored only nine goals in 47 appearances for Liverpool last season.
Andy Carroll said that he had to work hard for an early recovery. The 23-year-old striker added that he his aim at the club was to train and perform with his best efforts.
“All the medical staff here are great and they have worked well with us,” Andy Carroll continued. “I've been over the moon with what I've been doing and obviously that has made for a speedy recovery. I had only trained a handful of times so it was touch-and-go, but all the staff have been great with me.
“I felt fine and obviously they wouldn't have risked me if I had any problems. The medical side have been great. As soon as I stopped feeling the hamstring a week or two ago, I wanted to get back on the pitch but they wouldn't let me because they told me it wasn't right. I've had to keep working on it and I've got it right and got 20 minutes on Monday night. I'm absolutely fine.”
West Ham United has a derby clash against Arsenal on Saturday. Andy Carroll said that West Ham United’s locker room was full of confidence.
West Ham United is off to a magnificent start this season. The Hammers have won three of their six games, drawn two and lost only one. They positioned seventh on the Premier League table with 11 points to their name.