The striker has struggled with injury issues throughout his Hammers career so far – but recently played a large portion of his first game of the season on Monday against Huddersfield.
Bilic has understandably been asked a lot how the club plan to keep the 28-year-old fit for the Hammers, with the striker still playing a crucial role for the club.
And the boss has highlighted some changes in how West Ham have handled Carroll’s recovery as playing a big part in his confidence over the issue.
He told the London Evening Standard: “Am I feeling any more confident this time that Andy will be with us longer? Yes, I am. When I ask myself what is the reason for this, I have to be honest and say there is nothing definite. I was confident last time as well.
“Last season, Andy was really unlucky that he was injured almost freakishly during a match in Romania and was out for four months. I am more confident this time because I don’t think he will be that unlucky again.
“We have changed things, though. Last season, we would have put him in the team earlier, but this season we decided: “No, you are going to train for one month and then we will see.”
“Also, in the early stages of his rehabilitation, we pushed him a little harder. If he felt something, we told him he had to go through the discomfort — and he did that.
“It was a good decision because Andy is happy and he looks good. You never know what might happen in the future but right now, it’s good.”