Arsenal Dealt Major Injury Blow As Star Faces Months Out With Fractured Fibula

By on August 6, 2015

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Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow with midfielder Jack Wilshere facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected fracture to his left fibula, according to the Mirror.

Wilshere missed last weekends Community Shield victory over Chelsea at Wembley after picking up an ankle injury in training on Saturday. Arsene Wenger initially thought the problem was a minor one which would only keep the 23-year-old on the sidelines for a matter of days.

However, ESPN reported on Tuesday that the injury was worse than first thought and Wilshere had already been ruled out of our opening two Premier League fixtures against West Ham and Crystal Palace while further scans were carried out.

It appears the results are in and unfortunately it’s not good news as the Mirror are one of several newspapers who’re reporting today that the injury is in fact MUCH worse than expected as Wilshere has a suspected hairline fracture in his left fibula – which is the smaller of the two bones that make up the lower leg.

The newspaper says the midfielder has already been ruled out for 6-8 weeks but if they decide the latest injury requires surgery, he’s facing another three months on the sidelines.

Obviously everyone is hoping that won’t be the case but the Mirror say a final verdict on whether Wilshere will have to go under the knife will be decided before the weekend.

Even if he is out for the minimum six week period, it’s another major set-back for Wilshere as he’s only recently got himself back to full fitness after missing a large portion of last season having undergone ankle surgery back in November.

This was meant to be a defining season for the England international as his injury woes have stunted his progress over the past four years, but it looks like the new campaign has got off to the worst possible start.

The news will come as a blow to Arsene Wenger but it’s getting to a point where you have to start worrying about Wilshere’s career as he simply can not stay fit. With Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin all in fine form, he’s going to struggle to cement a first team place in Arsenal’s midfield when he is available and the concern is he’ll never really be able to fulfill his potential.

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