According to The Mirror, Theo Walcott could face surgery on the groin injury picked up while on England duty in November, potentially his second time under the knife in a year.
The speedy forward had only just returned from an ACL injury sustained in early 2014 and despite only appearing as a substitute with no starts under his belt this season he went on England duty and did what Gunners do – get injured.
Walcott is thought to be under intensive treatment from the Arsenal medical team to help mend the groin problem and faces a nervous seven days as he could go under the knife to remedy the problem if the Englishman does not make quick progress.
It seems surgery may be the only option for the speedster who has continually struggled with injuries throughout his Arsenal career. Hopefully not however as we badly need him back in the mix.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have denied suggestions that Jack Wilshere has suffered a setback and is out until March as his recovery remains on track as expected.
Widespread reports this morning led many to believe Wilshere could face a further month on the sidelines but the club insists that’s not the case.
The England midfielder had an operation on his ankle ligaments that were damaged in a nasty tackle in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United last month. An Arsenal spokesman told Sky Sports that the north London club are..
disappointed with reports. He’s doing well after surgery and he is three months away from a return as originally stated. There’s been no setback
Wouldn’t have been surprising at all if Wilshere indeed was out for a further month, but some good news nevertheless.
Wish the same could be said about Walcott. Get well soon Theo.