Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set undergo surgery on the fibula injury he suffered last month in what is yet another setback for our academy graduate, James Olley from the Evening Standard reports.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) September 15, 2015
Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula in training and it was expected that he’d only be missing for a month, with Arsene Wenger optimistic about his swift return (via BBC Sport).
However, following the international break, Wenger revealed that Wilshere had suffered a setback and wasn’t progressing as swiftly as the medical staff had hoped (via Goal).
Wilshere continues to suffer traumatic injuries which essentially heightens the frustrations for those around him and the player himself.
- Arsenal must outmanoeuvre Galatasaray to win race for £2m ‘bargain’ transfer
- Arsenal reportedly set to sign free agent after impressive trial
- Arsenal have ‘concrete interest’ in signing Bayern Munich II star
Fracturing bones and tearing ligaments seem like easier injuries to avoid than frequent muscular problems, but Wilshere is more prone to traumatic injuries caused by heavy challenges.
In fact, one would find it hard-pressed to recall Wilshere ever missing a game due to a soft-tissue injury which makes his predicament rather bizarre.
Hopefully, Wilshere can return by the new year and aid our bid to end an 11-year Premier League trophy drought.