It’s happened again. Just when everyone thought things were getting back to normal, the injury demon has struck at Arsenal. The last couple of weeks were rather good; Walcott, Koscielny and Giroud all recovered from long term injuries and reentered full training. But the euphoria was not to last. In the Manchester United game, England international Jack Wilshere had to be carried off with a severe injury.
Wenger said that he did not know how long the midfielder would be sidelined, but he would send him to consult a specialist. Turns out, the injury was rather serious after all. Today Arsenal posted on their official website that Jack Wilshere had undergone surgery to his left ankle and would be sidelined for approximately three months.
An assessment with a specialist confirmed the need for an operation and the 22-year-old had successful surgery to his ankle in London on Thursday afternoon.
Jack will now commence his injury rehabilitation programme with the Arsenal medical team.
Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible.
This yet again calls into question the abilities of Arsenal’s physios and medical team. We have so many players injured it’s getting ridiculous. And whenever one player returns, two more seem to get injured in his place. Take the game against Borussia Dortmund for example. We won, but Sanogo and Arteta both picked up injuries.
Jack Wilshere is only 22, and for that age he has a wealth of experience playing for both club and country. But the man seems to be spending more and more time on the sidelines due to injury. Every time he puts in a string of good performances, he invariably gets injured. Arsenal really need to address this problem or he could become our next Abou Diaby.