West Ham striker Andy Carroll is likely to be out for four to six weeks with a torn medial ligament on the side of his knee, Hammers manager Sam Allardyce has said.
The 26-year-old was forced off in Wednesday's 0-0 draw at Southampton as the Hammers finished the game with only nine men following a red card for goalkeeper Adrian.
Andy Carroll has accused Brendan Rodgers of lying during their brief period together at Liverpool, and confessed he has 'lost respect' for the Reds manager.
Speaking to Rory Smith at the Times, the towering striker who returns to Liverpool with West Ham today, opened up about his testing spell at Anfield.
Carroll was bought during Kenny Dalglish's brief renaissance as manager but never seemed likely to fit in following the appointment of Rodgers in June 2012.
West Ham striker Andy Carroll was quizzed by Police in Dublin after a photographer was allegedly assaulted as the player left a fast food restaurant in Dublin, the Daily Mirror reported.
West Ham released a statement to the newspaper which said: "Andy Carroll was in Dublin as part of a social trip with full permission of the management team.
“Andy agreed to have a number of pictures taken at the request of a photographer who was waiting on the street.
“Despite this, the photographer then carried on taking photos in the close proximity of Andy and was politely asked to stop by the private security team working on the trip.
“When he then continued taking more photos he was restrained by the security team for Andy’s safety.
“Eyewitnesses state at no point was there any physical contact between Andy and the photographer.
“The Garda took statements from the group back at the hotel and no further action was taken.”
A Garda spokeswoman said no arrests had been made but the incident is under investigation, the Daily Mirror reported.
Roy Hodgson is set to give Andy Carroll his Euro 2012 chance against Sweden tonight, according to the Daily Mail.
Carroll will partner Danny Welbeck upfront as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drops to the bench.