Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has provided an update on striker Andy Carroll which has led to a massive blow to the side that keeps picking up injuries, Sky Sports reported.
Carroll has only made 14 appearances this season and has been on the sidelines since January following a hip problem.
"It's disappointing and frustrating for us all because his ankle was the main concern for everybody at the start of the season," Bruce said ahead of the Magpies match away to Arsenal.
"He jumped for a ball against Everton a few weeks ago and we've not been able to get him right and just when we think we've turned the corner with it, unfortunately, he's suffered a setback.
"So it's frustrating for him I'm sure and for all of us but we'll just have to try and get him right as best we can.
"He has to stay positive of course which is frustrating for him because he was just getting himself to a level where we all want him to be again."
"There was a time just before Christmas when we were looking and he'd made a few assists and started a few games, and that was exactly why we brought him into the club," said Bruce.
"Unfortunately, he's picked up this injury, which is frustrating because all of a sudden, it's drifted into five, six weeks when we expected it to be 10 days.
"I'm sure he's as frustrated as we all are, but unfortunately he's got to try to get fit and hopefully he'll be ready in a couple of weeks, or whenever it will be.
"We're not putting a timescale on it. It's just the way it is."
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