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Hammer Carroll making rapid progress

Hammer Carroll making rapid progress

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by Hugh Southon

17th October 2013 12:16pm BST

  

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is on the road to recovery and on course for a November return to first team action.

SportsDirect News can reveal exclusively that the £15 million summer signing has had the surgical boot removed which has been protecting his heel and that he is pain-free for the first time in months.

He has now started runnning and remains free of any reaction following top attention at a Belgian clinic and now back home.

There now is no question that unless the player suffers an unforseen problem - which is considered unlikely - he will be back in a Hammers shirt in November.

It is unlikely he will make the Aston Villa game at the beginning of the month but there's a chance he could be ready for the game against Norwich City on 9 November.

But we can reveal that there will be "bitter disappointment all round" if he isn't definitely involved in the clash against Chelsea on the 23rd.

A source revealed: "It's good news all the way at the moment. He's happy and making a very good recovery indeed."

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