Theo Walcott Provides Positive Injury Update

By on July 15, 2014

Theo Walcott

Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott has given Arsenal.com a positive update on his injury situation but refused to give a concrete date when he’ll be back in action.

The 25-year-old was cruelly sidelined for the entire second half of last season after rupturing a ligament in his knee during our FA Cup win over Tottenham at the Emirates back in early January.

At the time, the injury was expected to keep him on the sidelines for at least nine months which subsequently ruled him out of this summers World Cup finals in Brazil.

However, Walcott is now back working hard in the gym and has recently posted videos of himself doing squats and light jogging as he steps up his rehabilitation. The winger has given a further update to the clubs official website today and although he fails to offer a potential comeback date, he is clearly pleased with how his recovery is going and claims the injury ‘has pretty much healed’.

“The knee is going really well, I am doing some good stuff with the physios and fitness coaches and we have worked really hard throughout the summer,” he said.

“Things are looking really good and I have worked very hard for the last five months now.

“The most important thing is getting the strength back and it has pretty much nearly healed – it is just about building up that stability and strength again. It is coming along nicely and I am really pleased.”

We haven’t had an official update from the club in some time but I’d suspect we’re still looking at mid-September before we’ll see Walcott back in consideration for first team duties.

It’s going to be exciting to have him back as we sorely missed his pace and goal threat last season, and we’ll be like a new team with Theo and Sanchez in the team being supplied by Ozil. I literally can not wait for those three to play together, so fingers crossed Walcott’s recovery continues to go well…

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