Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow with the news that star midfielder Jack Wilshere faces a six week spell on the sides lines after suffering a hairline fracture in his foot.
The 22-year-old went down in agony during England’s 1-0 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night, playing 59 minutes. Initially he played down any injury fears after the match, claiming “It is a bit sore, but just a bruise”, but the damage is unfortunately worse than first thought and he faces a chunky spell on the sidelines during Arsenal’s crunch part of the season.
The north London sides medical team have confirmed it is a new injury, finding a crack to a small bone in Wilshere’s left foot – the navicular. He is now expected to face a minimum of six weeks out after yet another international break setback for the Gunners.
Arsenal’s official website confirmed:
Following initial scans carried out by the FA on Wednesday night, further investigation by Arsenal’s medical team has discovered a crack to a small bone in Jack’s left foot – the navicular, an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.
Jack will now require a period of approximately six weeks’ rehabilitation, before starting to regain his match fitness.
The injury is a massive blow for Arsenal’s hopes of silverware this season. With Ramsey still currently sidelined, Wilshere has been a regular feature and a vital cog in the Gunners midfield.
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With six weeks expected for just rehabilitation, he is looking at returning very late in the season which will also impact his build up for this summer’s World Cup.
Ramsey’s return couldn’t come sooner and we must hope for a speedy recovery from Jack.