Arsenal Face Anxious Wait As Key Man Could Be Ruled Out Until Christmas
Arsenal are facing an anxious wait to see if Jack Wilshere can shake off his ankle injury or if he’ll need surgery that would rule him out until Christmas
Arsenal are facing an anxious wait to see if Jack Wilshere can shake off a troublesome ankle injury or if he’ll be forced to have surgery that would rule him out until Christmas, according to the Mirror.
Wilshere is yet to feature this season after suffering a fracture to his lower fibula in the lead up to the Community Shield victory over Chelsea at the start of August.
The 23-year-old was closing in on making his comeback with Arsene Wenger pencilling him in to make his return after the international break last week.
However, the injury is taking longer than expected to heal and unfortunately Wilshere suffered a set-back in training which will keep him out for the foreseeable future as the Mirror claim that he will be given another two weeks to see how the injury progresses.
If there isn’t sufficient improvement then he’ll be sent to see a specialist to determine the best course of action and the newspaper says there is a real possibility that Wilshere may need to undergo further surgery to insert a metal plate into his leg.
If that turns out to be the case, then the Mirror say the midfielder will effectively be ruled out until Christmas – taking into account rehabilitation time and regaining match fitness.
We’ll have to wait and see how things go over the next fortnight but fingers crossed Jack won’t need to have any more surgery as it would be a devastating blow if he was ruled out until the end of the year.
His career at Arsenal has been blighted by a succession of injury problems and this was supposed to be the season he put all that behind him and really pushed on, so another serious injury would be a major blow.
However, hopefully he won’t need to go under the knife and we will see Jack making a return to action at some point in early October.