Andy Carroll must be made of glass or the medical crew of West Ham United are on the verge of being exhausted with ideas on how to tackle the unending injury woes of the Englad international.
After what seem like the end to the persisting injury woe of Andy, the striker suffered another injury, by trying to wear his shoes.
Although West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been trying to cool fears over the fitness of Andy Carroll, fans are begining to get worried about the date of return of the striker to complete fitness.
Carroll was thought to be nearing a return from a ligament injury which has kept him out since February, only for the England international to roll his ankle while putting on a pair of shoes.
Bilic confirmed the rumours were accurate, but insisted the unusual injury will only add a week to the forward’s recovery time.
“It’s true, but it’s not a big setback, it’s just one week,” the Hammers boss said.
“It’s nothing serious, nothing major.”
Bilic’s comments came after West Ham suffered defeat in a seven-goal thriller top flight newcomersBournemouth, who won 4-3 at Upton Park.
Back-to-back defeats, following last week’s 2-1 loss to Leicester, means the brilliant opening day victory atArsenal seems a long way off.
And while Bilic is disappointed with his players’ performance, he insists he can make a long-term impact at the Hammers helm.
“I don’t like it, I’m concerned but I’m not panicking,” he added.
“I knew it was going to be a long, hard job here, but if you ask me if I’m happy or ok, of course I’m not ok.
“I’m really disappointed but I’m sure I will turn it around.
“It is not time for alarms, I don’t like the approach that it is still early days, I have to change it. We had that togetherness, that brotherhood [at Arsenal].
“We have to start playing from the first minute, not from the 46th minute.
“I congratulate Bournemouth, they deserve it, they were good. Bournemouth scored goals for every goal you have to give credit to the opponent. First, second goal and fourth goal the ball was at our feet, it was our ball, it wasn’t them making a move.
“If you do those kinds of mistakes, individual errors in front of your own goal, the outcome is going to be defeat.”