Did Carroll's wondergoal give the West Ham striker whiplash?

By Jamie Smith 19 January 2017 137
Did Carroll's wondergoal give the West Ham striker whiplash?

Slaven Bilic has confirmed Andy Carroll sustained whiplash during West Ham's 3-0 win against Crystal Palace, the game in which he scored with an incredible scissor kick.

Carroll's stunning volley, a goal of the season contender, wrapped up the points for West Ham, but the striker is a doubt for Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough as a result of his injury.

Bilic is hoping Carroll, who has scored three goals in the 2016-17 campaign, will recover in time to play at the Riverside Stadium.

"He's got a whiplash injury, that's what I was told from the physios," Bilic told Sky Sports News.

"Then I went to the dictionary basically to find out what that is. It was a sore neck, but hopefully he will be okay. It was at the end of the game, I don't know how he got it.

"He then trained Tuesday very hard, he was brilliant in training, but then reported some neck pain. But as I say, hopefully he will be okay."

Bilic is also waiting for news on the fitness of Winston Reid, Sofiane Feghouli and Sam Byram as West Ham seek a third Premier League away victory of the season.

"We have a few [players] with knocks," said Bilic. "Winston Reid has a painful one and Sam Byram has a knock on his knee, it was swollen and he missed training on Wednesday.

"Also Sofiane Feghouli missed training on Wednesday because of a minor problem with his Achilles. But I'm very optimistic that all of them are going to be fit for the game on Saturday."

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