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Andy Carroll suffers new foot injury

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Hammers striker Andy Caroll is set to see a foot specialist.
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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has suffered a new foot injury and is waiting to see a specialist to learn the extent of the damage.

Carroll has yet to play for West Ham since completing a club record £15-million permanent move to Upton Park from Liverpool over the summer.

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The England international scored seven goals in 24 Premier League appearances on loan at West Ham last season, but had been hampered by a heel injury.

That injury had prevented Carroll from featuring in pre-season and manager Sam Allardyce had previously been hoping the 24-year-old would be fit to return before September.

However, Carroll only started full training again on Monday and he was immediately struck down by a fresh injury problem.

The club confirmed the setback in a statement and are now waiting for the former Newcastle forward to visit a specialist for a more detailed diagnosis.

"West Ham United can confirm that Andy Carroll suffered an injury to his right foot during his return to full training today," read a statement on West Ham's official website.

"Although it is in the same part of his foot as his previous injury, it is a new injury and therefore there will be no prognosis until he has seen a specialist. whufc.com will provide a further update when the relevant information is available."

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