Arsenal and England have been dealt a huge blow with the news that the Theo Walcott will spend six months on the sidelines after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
The club’s official website have just confirmed the news, meaning the winger/striker will miss the remainder of the season and the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer.
The injury extent will come as a real shock after initial fears were of a four week lay-off, but to lose the England international for the entire season is a real dent to the Gunners title hopes.
Arsenal’s official website released the following statement:
After coming off injured in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, the Club regrettably announces that Theo Walcott has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
Theo will have surgery in London in the near future and is expected to be out for at least six months, therefore missing the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil in the summer.
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Everyone at Arsenal wishes Theo a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on a football pitch as soon as possible.
Arsenal have coped without Theo for portions of this season and will have to do so for the remainder of the campaign. It’s a massive shock and big blow for England this summer.
Get well soon Theo.