West Ham striker Carroll out for month with hamstring injury
West Ham striker Andy Carroll has been ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury he sustained against Bournemouth earlier this week.
The injury-prone former Newcastle and Liverpool forward went down just 15 minutes into the Hammers' 3-1 victory at Dean Court on Tuesday.
Carroll missed most of the second half of last season and the beginning of the current campaign after undergoing knee surgery in February, but will now spend another spell on the sidelines.
A club statement read: "West Ham United can confirm Andy Carroll underwent a scan on his left leg on Thursday morning. The results show an injury to his hamstring, which is expected to keep him out of action for a month."
Slaven Bilic is likely to use either Enner Valencia or Nikica Jelavic in the Hammers attack for Saturday's trip to Newcastle.