Jack Wilshere’s injury explained but Southgate says it’s not serious

When we heard this week that Arsenal’s very own Jack wilshere was going to miss both of England’s friendlies this week with tendinopathy, which is chronic case of tendonitis and needs to be controlled regularly.

I have found a desription of the treatment for tendinopathies on WebMD

Take the following steps to treat tendinopathies:

Rest the affected area, and avoid any activity that may cause pain. Get enough sleep. To keep your overall health and fitness, continue exercising but only in ways that do not stress the affected area. Do not resume an aggravating activity as soon as the pain stops. Tendons require weeks of additional rest to heal. You may need to make long-term changes in the types of activities you do or how you do them.

Apply ice or cold packs as soon as you notice pain and tenderness in your muscles or near a joint. Apply ice 10 to 15 minutes at a time, as often as twice an hour, for 72 hours. Continue applying ice (15 to 20 minutes at a time, 3 times a day) as long as it relieves pain. Although heating pads may feel good, ice will relieve pain and inflammation.

Take pain relievers if needed. Use acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, as directed for pain relief. NSAIDs also reduce any inflammation you might have in or around the tendon (tendinitis). NSAIDs come in pills and in a cream that you rub over the sore area. Do not rely on medicine to relieve pain in order to continue overusing a joint.

You can read the full diagnosis and treatment expected on this link… This problem may be one of the reasons that Arsenal have only offered him a reduced wage and a performance based contract. But the England boss Gareth Southgate doesn’t consider it too serious and thinks Jack will be fit to face Stoke this weekend.

Southgate said: “I have no reason to believe that he won’t be back for their next game.

“It is an ongoing issue which he has to manage and he wasn’t going to be ready for tomorrow for us, but I’m pretty certain he will be back for Arsenal’s next game.”

When he was then asked if it was now too late to assess Wilshere’s chances of going to the World Cup, Southgate added: “I don’t think it’s too late for anybody.

“It is obviously more difficult because there is a couple of guys who have been in squads and not had the chance to play for us.

“We will still be monitoring everybody between now and the end of the season.

“There is probably a squad of 31, 32 players that are in contention and none of us know what is going to happen in the next eight to ten weeks.

“The most important thing is that if people are in the squad, then they are physically able to play at the level that allows them to show their ability.

“That is the thing that’s most important from my perspective.”

So I guess if Southgate thinks it is normal for footballers and Jack continues to play his utmost for Arsenal in our remaining games, then he could possibly still go to the World Cup, but would Southgate be taking a calculated risk…

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  1. Innit says:

    That sounds good. Hope Jack is okay
    This has been a good season for Jack compared to other seasons
    We will need him to progress in Europa League

  2. gotanidea says:

    That’s the benefit of playing for a big club like Arsenal. The player’s chance in playing for his international team would be bigger than the one that plays for a smaller club, unless the player is a total donkey

    Another player that benefited from playing for Arsenal is Giroud, a second choice at Arsenal but plays as France’s main striker. That is why Wilshere should think longer before leaving Arsenal, unless he gets a more lucrative offer or if he wants to move to another big club

    1. jon fox says:

      I really do not see a top five club wanting Wilshere, unless on a free , which it would in any case now be, thanks to Wengers legendary “run your contract down to nothing” idiocy. In my view no top five club would pay a proper fee for Wilshere, were that necessary.

  3. Ks-gunner says:

    We need jack to have a chance to save something out of nothing. I blame Wenger for this. Overusing young players while they are still not matured makes them pick long lived injuries early.

    1. andcliff says:

      Yes, you mean like Wayne Rooney, Scholes, Beckham, Ryan Giggs etc.?!!

      1. Ken 1945 says:

        It’s those anti-wenger glasses getting in the way of common sense yet again.
        Why not just crucify the man and cure all the ills in the world?

  4. andcliff says:

    It’s a great pity but he is injury prone and that is why AFC made a reduced contract offer with appearance incentives. He is still a young man but I fear he will never reach his potential and it will still be a sad day when and if he leaves the club. I would love him to play in the World Cup, he deserves it.

    1. Goonerboy says:

      And how does he deserve it? This is a player that has not added any added value or justified his salary.
      We dont have to be sentimental about this, even if he is very good, he can never ever be consistently fit, so whats the point.

      I know he as a better football brain and technique than Ramsey but Ramsey is fitter and more productive when he is available.
      we need to stop paying for potential, actual performance is what should be paid for.

  5. Jay Dee says:

    I sadly agree with Goonerboy, because while i love how he has played this season, he has not stayed fit. Unlike other seasons, he has had his first team spot waiting on him when he cane back from injury but it is safe to say he is injury prone and will continue to be. Yes, some club might come in and give him a bigger contract, but will they be patient with him and his injuries, bearing in mind that we have seen seasonal constistency from him where you really can confidently say season in,season out, he has performed. I love him and hos energy on the pitch but i agree on the contract he is being offered. He will be getting more or less as Zaha, Willian, Sadio Mane etc. They may sign new contracts later and improve but as of now, this is what they are making ranging between 80-100k a week. Tell me, without considering the position of course, taking form, wouldnt you rather have any of them. None of these are injury prone and they are in form. And because of his condition, that means he can never start 10 straight games.

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