Newcastle United Andy Carroll injury fears 'rubbished' by former Sunderland head of recruitment

A former teammate of Andy Carroll has ‘rubbished’ claims the striker may not be fit to start for Newcastle United until ‘at least Christmas’.

Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 2:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 2:22 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Carroll of Newcastle United looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Neale McDermott, also Sunderland’s former head of recruitment and son of Terry McDermott, claims he spoke to Carroll, and the player confirmed concerns about his fitness were unfounded.

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On Twitter McDermott said: “Spoke to Andy this morning, this is total nonsense.”

The Telegraph revealed United’s medical staff fear Carroll may not be fit to start for three or four months.