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Playing Walcott could be vital for Arsenal

Why Theo Walcott is important from the bench by KJ

After Friday’s internationals, Walcott was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken rib against San Marino – something that could keep him out of football for a good two months.

After being kept in overnight, he was quoted saying that “it felt like being hit by a bus”. Fortunately, it is now being reported that he’s got a bruised lung and should be out for no longer than two-three weeks.

Update – Arsenal player Walcott has bruised lung

The latest update on the Theo Walcott injury is that the Arsenal man is suffering from a bruised lung and he is likely to miss around three weeks, which will rule him out of the Premier league games against Norwich and QPR, the Champion’s league game against Schalke and the Capital One Cup game against Reading.

After the San Marino keeper, Aldo Simoncini, floored Walcott with a flying tackle, the England winger began experiencing breathing problems and was coughing up blood. He was diagnosed in Hospital as having a Pulmonary contusion, commonly known as a bruised lung. It is a very painful injury that is usually seen in crash victims.