A number of West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the news that the Hammers confirmed on their official website on Thursday that Andy Carroll requires minor surgery and will miss the next three months.
Carroll has been attached to the Irons for the last six seasons - his first year at the club was a loan spell - but has only managed to make 128 appearances in all competitions, managing more than 24 games in a single season on one occasion.
Last term was another difficult one for the former Liverpool and Newcastle ace as he played 18 times and scored just three goals in all competitions.
With Manuel Pellegrini coming in and making a number of changes already in the window, Carroll may have felt that he needed a big pre-season to make sure that he was in the Chilean's plans when the new Premier League campaign began.
And while he did score in a friendly, the club have now confirmed on their official website that he will be out for at least three months as he requires minor surgery on his ankle. Winston Reid is set to be out for a similar period.
Unsurprisingly, a large number of Hammers fans are hugely frustrated with the news. Carroll has never seemed to manage a prolonged run in the team since joining permanently and the supporters are extremely angry that he is sidelined once again.
In fact, many have suggested that the West Ham hierarchy should now look to terminate Carroll's contract as they do not believe that the club can rely on him at all.
Here is what some of the West Ham fans made of the news...
3 MONTHS?! JUST SELL THEM— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) July 12, 2018
So before we even start Carroll is already out for 3 months .... laughable— Carl 1895 (@CaW1895) July 12, 2018
Terminate both contracts! Pay Wages for players who actually play? Sounds good doesn't it— ⚒ Rob ⚒ (@RobbieH15) July 12, 2018
As professional players they must both be devastated, and will do everything to get fit soon.— WestFanUtd (@westfanutd) July 12, 2018
As a professional football club we must be devastated, and should do everything to remove these from the wage bill.
Sack them both. Sorry to say it but both need to be released. Carroll biggest waste of money ever. Embarrassing.— BJYeo ⚒️ WHU ⚒️ (@dmyeo66) July 12, 2018
As much as I like Carroll and Reid i think it’s time we get rid of them— West Ham Centre ⚒ (@Westham_Centre) July 12, 2018
I’ve literally lost all hope for AC. I feel bad for him, but we seriously need to consider terminating his contract...— Nathan Warner (@NathanPatrick84) July 12, 2018
Wouldn’t be a WHU preseason without Carroll going under the knife— John Preston (@JohnPreston27) July 12, 2018
I want Carroll out!!— Jordan⚒ (@JordanHobbs2000) July 12, 2018