West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has posted a picture of his injured knee after surgery.
Carroll picked up a problem during West Ham’s 0-0 draw away at Southampton, which saw him hobbling around the pitch at the end of the game with the Hammers out of substitutions.
He’ll be out of action for an extended period of time, but the initial surgery on his left knee appears to have been a success.
Unsurprisingly the picture appears to show substantial swelling for the forward to deal with.
Carroll is one of the most important players in West Ham’s attack because of the physical presence and strength he provides up front for the Hammers.
He has the ability to back into a defence, dig in and really give them problems and his core strength means he has an edge over many defenders.
He also provides an obvious aerial threat during open play and from set pieces, which increases the number of ways he can pose a goal threat to the opposition.
Fingers crossed his recovery goes according to plan and that no complications develop.