Friday, November 24, 2006


Carroll in Rehab

Perhaps taking the title of the last post a bit too seriously, Roy Carroll has checked into rehab to deal with suspected drinking and gambling problems.

West Ham boss Alan Pardew has confirmed Roy Carroll has checked into rehab
to try and sort out some personal problems.

Carroll is thought to have admitted to having a gambling and drink
problem after holding talks with Pardew.

The Northern Ireland international was not at training on Monday as the
club give the former Manchester United ace time to deal with his problems.

West Ham's surprise loan signing of Crystal Palace's Gabor Kiraly
raised eyebrows last week and it appears he was drafted in to provide cover for
Carroll until he is ready to return to action.

Pardew insists Carroll has the full support of the club and he is
hopeful that he will be back in training soon.

"We are aware that Roy has problems and we are fully supporting him in any
way we can," Pardew told the Daily Mail.

"He has gone about tackling the issues in the right way and is seeking
expert help to sort him out.

"I understand he will leave the clinic today (Wednesday) and will be back
in training with us on Thursday."

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