Wenger – Walcott Season Over Due To ‘Serious’ Injury

By on April 21, 2012

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has deemed Theo Walcott’s injury as ‘serious’ and feels it’s unlikely the winger will play again this season.

Walcott pulled up early in the second half during Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea today with what looked like a hamstring injury. After consultation with the Gunners medical staff, Theo decided to carry on but only lasted 2 minutes before he was clutching at his left hamstring again and was immediately subbed.

That decision to carry on could have cost Walcott the rest of his season, as it appears he caused more damage to the injury and will now be ruled out for at least 3 weeks. The good news for England fans is Arsene feels the 23-year-old will have recovered in time to take part in this summers European Championships, if selected of course.

After the game, Wenger told Arsenal.com:

on Theo Walcott’s injury…

It looks like a serious hamstring. First we assessed the hamstring, he wanted to go on and stay on the pitch, and I think he should have gone off straight away because the second time it was a real hamstring [injury]. I think now for him it will be tough to come back before the end of the season. It is usually 21 days [minimum]. He should be OK to play for England – he just will have a good rest. You suddenly become favourite to win the European Championship! But I don’t think he will be ready to play for us.

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One Comment

  1. Andre

    April 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Have you ever seen a more injury hit season by any team in any league. its an absolute miracle we are where we are and if we manage to stay in third it will be an achievement in my eyes.

    its come to the point where there are only three players first and second team!!! i can think of that have not missed at least 5 games down to injury this season. Van P, Scezney, Verminator

    (Walcott also but is missing the most important part of the season)

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