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Bilic says Carroll is fine after gunpoint drama

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic says that Andy Carroll is doing well, despite being held at gunpoint on Wednesday.

Carroll was reportedly on his way home from a training session on Wednesday when some people tried to rob him at an intersection as he was sitting in his SUV. The 27-year-old striker managed to get away and drove back to the training facility, with the attackers following him, to get help from security personnel.

“Andy Carroll is good,” Bilic said on Thursday. “I just spoke to him about what happened. He is okay.

“He was probably targeted. I don’t think it was a coincidence and he was chased for a long time.

“He was very brave and came back to the training ground. Thankfully he is good and not in shock. He acted in a brave manner.

“Whatever he needs or any other player we can provide for them. He is smiling today and is in a good environment now.”

Bilic also confirmed that Carroll is getting close to getting back to the pitch after missing the start of the season due to injury.

“He will continue to do his rehab and is running. He started that a couple of days ago,” Bilic said.

“If he continues we would expect him back on the pitch in two weeks.”

The Hammers sits in 17th place in the Premier League table. They will take on Stoke City on Saturday at the London Stadium.

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