The Arsenal injury curse and Jack Wilshere’s personal nightmare goes on and on. Young Jack was the subject of yet another crunching tackle as he sprinted into the Man United penalty area last week, and it has resulted in another operation on his left ankle.
Most papers reported that Wilshere would miss three months even if he didn’t need to go under the surgeons knife, but now it could be even an longer period if rehabilitation.
The Gunners have now confirmed the bad news on the official webste. The report said: “Jack Wilshere has had successful surgery on his left ankle and will be out for approximately three months.
“The England international sustained the injury to his ankle ligaments during the Premier League match with Manchester United on Saturday at Emirates Stadium.
“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.”
As every Arsenal fan knows, an estimate of thee months from Arsenal is going to be far from accurate going on past performance, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he only just came back at the very end of the season to help us snatch fourth place.
Now we should look at WHY Wilshere gets injured so much? It is easy to blame the opponents who hack him down, but as I said after the Man United game, Jack does his utmost to to wind up his opponents and has been known to do his fair share of crunching and mis-timed tackles himself, mostly ending up with Jack being more in pain than his victims!
At 22 years of age, shouldn’t Wilshere have learned to control his temper and the art of fair tackling?