Andy Carroll never exactly hit the ground running at West Ham United during his spell at the London Stadium.
The 30-year-old moved on with the same injuries that had plagued him for so long during his time in East London and has struggled for consistent game time in the Premier League this season.
The Chronicle reported on Thursday that Carroll has been withdrawn from the Magpies’ squad to face Wolves on Sunday, after feeling a twinge in his groin in their 1-0 defeat against Chelsea.
The newspaper claimed on their website that the former Hammer could return for his side for the clash against West Ham in less than two weeks’ time.
Carroll will surely be extra motivated to come back and make an impact against his former club, and that could well be the downfall of Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
West Ham will know all about Carroll, but it doesn’t make him any easier to deal with, as not many forwards have the aerial ability that he has.
The Newcastle forward could certainly come back to haunt West Ham when the two teams meet after the injury update claimed that he could return for that clash.