The true cost of Andy Carroll’s injury

West Ham could be almost £740,000 out of pocket unless striker Andy Carroll can make a speedy recovery from his hamstring injury.

Hammers joint-chairman David Gold recently admitted the £100,000-a-week loanee will be out for six weeks in the ‘worst case scenario’.

This will mean a massive bill for a club battling huge debts while the England forward is nursed back to full fitness.

Carroll lasted 68 minutes in his debut against Fulham last weekend. If his injury goes the full distance, it will cost West Ham £600,000 in wages.

The London club have paid Liverpool a season loan fee of £1 million – that breaks down to £138,500 over six weeks. This works out to almost £11,000 for every minute he has played for Sam Allardyce’s side.

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