Arsenal Respond To Reports Of Major Injury Setback
Arsenal have moved to clarify reports that Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback by insisting the midfielder is progressing well in his recovery
Arsenal have moved to clarify reports that Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback by insisting the midfielder is progressing well in his recovery from a fractured fibula, according to Evening Standard journalist James Olley.
Wilshere has endured yet another injury-plagued campaign as the England international hasn’t featured for the first team yet this season after fracturing his fibula in training at the start of August.
A proposed comeback in December was delayed after Wilshere suffered a setback in training and the 24-year-old has been slowly working his way back to fitness over the past three months.
It looked like Jack’s entire season was in jeopardy as reports emerged late on Wednesday evening claiming that he’d suffered yet another setback in training and his participation as this summer’s European Championships was also in doubt.
Obviously this would have been a major injury blow and the news was met with dismay from Arsenal fans who’ve all-but given up hope of seeing Wilshere pull on the famous Red & White shirt again this season after another hugely frustrating campaign.
However, it appears the reports are inaccurate as Evening Standard journalist James Olley has claimed on Twitter that Arsenal insist Wilshere hasn’t suffered any form of setback and is still ‘progressing well’ in his recovery.
#afc insist Jack Wilshere hasn't suffered a setback in his recovery from injury as rumoured. Club say he's "progressing well".
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) March 23, 2016
Arsene Wenger claimed last week that Wilshere was back running freely on the training pitch and suggested that while he wouldn’t be available immediately after the international break, it wouldn’t be too much longer before we see him back in the squad.
If these reports of a setback are indeed inaccurate, then I suspect we may see Jack turn-out for the Under-21 side within the next 2-3 weeks with the aim of him making his first team comeback towards the end of April.
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