Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere ruled out for at least six weeks with foot injury
Wilshere sustained a hairline fracture of his foot during England’s friendly clash against Denmark
March 6th, 2014
Arsenal were today dealt a blow when news emerged that Jack Wilshere will spend at least the next six weeks on the sidelines, with the midfielder suffering an injury blow during a challenge with Daniel Agger on Tuesday night.
Agger was marginally late with his challenge on the England midfielder and, although Wilshere was able to continue until being substituted in the 60th minute, it has now emerged that a crack to a small bone in his foot means that he could miss the rest of the domestic season.
Wilshere is likely to be included in the final England squad for the 2014 World Cup providing that he can recover in time for Brazil, although it’s bad news for the Gunners who are already missing Theo Walcott, while Aaron Ramsey is only just recovering from a long-term injury.
A club statement revealed that “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.”
Wilshere remains odds-on to represent England at the World Cup although Arsenal fans will be gutted to see the player missing Saturday’s FA Cup clash against Everton, not to mention the next few Premier League games and a crunch Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.