Carroll has been out since February with a serious knee injury, but he has made big strides forwards with his recovery.
Although the England international is still not back in full training, he is now working in the gym and the pool and has a lot more movement around the joint than when he first picked up the injury.
“I’m feeling alright. It’s a lot better, getting off the crutches, out of the brace and being able to move more on the bike and do some work in the pool," he said.
“It’s good to come in to work at the training ground and see the lads too. If you’re working away from the Club you might not see them for a while, but it’s nice to come in in the mornings and have breakfast and lunch with them.
“I couldn’t move my leg for a month or so after the operation. I was at 90 degrees and I couldn’t really do any more, but doing work where I can move now is good. Last week was the first time I went in the pool and there’ll be a lot more new stuff to come as well.”
Carroll is currently in Dubai, where he is partaking in some warm-weather training, which should offer him the ideal conditions to make his recovery.
The 26-year-old will be desperate to return to the field, as his progress over recent seasons has been blighted with injury.
Ever since moving to West Ham, Carroll has struggled to stay off the treatment table for a sustained period of time and there are question marks over his reliability now.
He will be looking to bounce back stronger from his current ailment, but even though he is making good progress, his constant fitness problems will be seriously testing his resolve.