Andy Carroll gives injury update after signing for Newcastle United

Andy Carroll says he “won’t rush back” at Newcastle United – as he’s determined to be 100% fit.

Thursday, 8th August 2019, 7:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th August 2019, 8:59 pm
Andy Carroll.

The striker signed a one-year deal at the club today after rejoining as a free agent.

Carroll – whose contract at West Ham United expired this summer – had surgery on his ankle in April, and is not yet ready to play.

"I'm not going to be rushing to get back – I don't want anything to go wrong,” said the 30-year-old. "I'm going to take it easy and listen to what the surgeon says, and go along with his recommendations.

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"I'm pretty good. I've been outside running and doing some finishing sessions. I've got to stick to the timeline. The last couple of years have been really tough – I've had a single injury that's been niggling away. I've been in every day over the summer – no holiday.”