Andy Carroll has confirmed he is now training ‘every day’ and is fit to play against Leicester this weekend.
The Chronicle have also confirmed that the 30-year-old has suffered no negative injury reaction to his ‘second debut’ last Saturday and has come through training unscathed once again this week.
Here’s what the striker has had to say ahead of this Sunday’s trip to Leicester City:
“I am hoping for more minutes against Leicester. I am training every day now.
“But the lads have been playing well, so I don’t think too much about it.
“I will just see where it goes from here. I was happy to get 10 minutes against Brighton and to get the reception that I did.”
This isn’t the only injury boost for Steve Bruce this week either, with several first-team players also returning to training.
Allan Saint-Maximin, Sean Longstaff, Florian Lejeune and DeAndre Yedlin were all spotted back in training yesterday, while Dwight Gayle is expected to return to the grass this week after several months out with a calf issue.
It looks like Sunday’s game will come too soon for Matt Ritchie, but it’s great to see our previously long injury list is now starting to clear up – and long may it continue!