West Ham manager Slaven Bilic hoping for positive Andy Carroll news

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic and Andy Carroll

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is remaining positive despite the news that Andy Carroll could be out for over a month after suffering a hamstring injury.

The former Newcastle striker picked up the injury on Tuesday night during the 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Carroll started the game and looked sharp but he was forced off in the early stages and Bilic has confirmed he will have a scan.

He has been plagued by injuries since his move to Upton Park and the striker could be out for three to six weeks, according to the former Croatia boss.

The England international will be hoping it’s a short-term issue as he tries to force his way back into Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016.

Bilic told reporters: “It’s his hamstring and it’s one of them, four to six [weeks]. But we are going to wait for the scan.

“It was not like ‘boom’, but it was not a little one. So, it is something in between. Hopefully it will be only three-and-a-half weeks.

“Of course we will be cautious, and it is a blow for us because he was looking really sharp. He’ll be back soon and he won’t lose much. If everything goes well he will be back very soon so there is no reason to be negative.”

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