Arsenal confirm injury will keep Jack Wilshere out for three months
Written by Renzo on September 24, 2011 1:02
Arsenal Football Club have released the below statement on the Club’s official website concerning midfielder Jack Wilshere:
Jack Wilshere will undergo surgery on his right ankle on Monday morning.
Wilshere has recently been wearing a protective boot aimed at allowing a stress fracture of the ankle time to heal naturally and avoid surgery.
However, scans this week have revealed that the fracture has not responded positively during this period.
Throughout Jack’s injury, the Club has been guided by the continuous advice of several world-renowned specialists.
The information attained this week has led to the conclusion that surgery is now required to gain an optimal response.
Wilshere is now expected to be out for a period of months. Following surgery these timescales will become more specific.
A Club spokesman said: “We have given Jack time to heal naturally which is important wherever possible with a young player.
The latest scans show surgery is needed. Everyone at the Club wishes Jack a speedy recovery.”
On his Twitter account, the 19-year old confirmed that he will be back at the end of the year:
Been in a boot for a month and the bone is not responding. I will have surgery on my right ankle on monday with the two best surgeons around … hopefully i will return to action around christmas time. i am in good hands! thanks for your support everyone!