Mark Noble has slammed West Ham fans for their criticism of Andy Carroll’s injury record.
Writing in his column for The London Evening Standard ahead of yesterday’s match with Manchester United, Noble said it was “horrible” to see some of the comments the striker gets.
Carroll is once again sidelined and is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery, according to The London Evening Standard.
With his contract expiring this summer, it looks like time is up for the towering Geordie striker, who has been consistently plagued with injuries throughout his time at West Ham.
But Noble has jumped to the defence of his team-mate and blasted West Ham fans for writing abusive messages about his injuries.
In his column for the London Evening Standard, Noble said: “The thing about Andy is that when he plays, he gives it 100 per cent but, if he is not fully fit, he can put himself in danger. It’s horrible when I see some of the comments about him.”
What does the future hold for Andy Carroll?
Unfortunately for Carroll, injury seems to have prevented him from proving his point to Manuel Pellegrini.
The 30-year-old would have been playing for a new deal but now that he is out for the season, West Ham are unlikely to extend his £90k-per-week contract (The London Evening Standard).
There has been some talk about an MLS move but Carroll must overcome his injury problems if he wants teams to chase him again.