It has been reported by People that Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere could miss upto three months of competitive football as his persistent right ankle injury refuses to heal.
The young Englishman, currently in a surgical boot which he is to wear for the coming month, is expected to resume light training in October when the injury is expected to have sorted itself out naturally.
Although hopeful that the injury heals itself by then, if a recurrence of the injury does occur, it is reported that a metal screw would need to be inserted to fix the injury, potentially sidelining him until early Decemeber.
While Wilshere would be able to play competitively under the use of pain-killing injections, Arsenal have rightly decided to approach the problem safely in order to avoid long-term repercussions of the injury.
As a result of the above approach, we have seen Arsenal strengthen midfield with both Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun as fitness around the Englishman’s injury are still up in the air, although hopefully he will be able to return sooner rather than later.
As one of our best midfielder’s I hope the next few weeks of his recovery are successful and he is able to play in the first-team once again. His presence and quality have been sorely missed on the pitch and there is no doubt he would bring great stability as well as offence to our midfield!