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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Carroll getting stronger

Andy Carroll hopes his injury woes will be behind him soon
Andy Carroll hopes his injury woes will be behind him soon

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is hopeful of being fit for the start of the season as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

The 26-year-old has been sidelined since February, when he injured a knee in the Barclays Premier League draw at Southampton.

Carroll has stayed behind at the club's training ground to work on his recovery, with most of his team-mates away on their summer holidays.

He has recently resumed jogging and hopes to be back out on the training pitch kicking a ball in the near future.

He told his club's official website: "The injury is going well and I have pretty much been in every day working on it and strengthening the injury. I started jogging and it is all getting better.

"I have been in the gym a long time now and it is nice to be outside going for a jog and it felt great afterwards. Hopefully I can be back out there.

"I want to step it up again and start kicking a ball but I am glad to be outside and moving again."

West Ham start their Europa League campaign on July 2, with the Premier League season starting on August 8.

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