ANDY CARROLL may have played his last game for West Ham after yet another injury setback.
The former England striker has been missing from the Hammers squad for the last two matches, and boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed Carroll has an ankle issue.
The 30-year-old will be out of contract in the summer and is not expected to be offered a new one.
‘Andy has an ankle problem,’ said Pellegrini. ‘How serious we don’t know. We need to wait for some medical examinations.’
Carroll, who joined West Ham from Liverpool in 2012, has started just 84 Premier League matches out of a possible 266 because of injuries.
Meanwhile, while one career at West Ham may be coming to an end, another is blossoming following Declan Rice’s first England call-up.
Pellegrini insists the 20-year-old is ready for the international stage.
‘When you pick the squad for your country, you must choose the best players in their best performances in that moment, and I think Declan deserved it,’ he said.
Marko Arnautovic is set for a first start since January when the Hammers host Huddersfield in the Premier League tomorrow.