Arsenal Dealt Huge Injury Blow As Wilshere Ruled Out With Fractured Foot
Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow after midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured foot, the club have confirmed today
Arsenal have been dealt a major injury blow after midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured foot, the club have confirmed today.
The 22-year-old picked up the injury while playing for England in a friendly with Denmark on Wednesday night, when Liverpool defender Daniel Agger caught him on the foot with a hefty tackle in the 9th minute.
Wilshere received treatment from the England medical staff but it seems neither party realised how serious the problem was as he was allowed to carry on until the 58th minute when he was eventually substituted for Adam Lallana.
After the game the midfielder told reporters after the game that he was fine and the injury was nothing more than bruising, but scans have revealed the true extent of the injury and the club have confirmed on Arsenal.com this afternoon that Wilshere will now be sidelined for six weeks after sustaining a hairline fracture to the navicular bone in his left foot.
A statement read:
Jack Wilshere has sustained a hairline fracture to the navicular bone in his left foot.
Wilshere suffered the injury during England’s international match with Denmark on Wednesday night at Wembley Stadium, in which he played 59 minutes.
Following initial scans carried out by the FA on Wednesday night, further investigation by Arsenal’s medical team has discovered a crack to a small bone in Jack’s left foot – the navicular, an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.
Jack will now require a period of approximately six weeks’ rehabilitation, before starting to regain his match fitness.
The news will come as a bitter blow to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with the club about to enter into a season-defining month that kicks off with an FA Cup quarter final against Everton this Saturday before further vital games against Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Chelsea, Man City and Everton.
Wilshere is now set to miss this entire run and he will now be facing a race against time to be back in time to play any significant part in Arsenal’s domestic season once you factor in the time it will take for him to return to training and then regain match sharpness.
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