Jack Wilshere has handed Arsenal and England a major boost with news claiming his foot injury isn’t as bad as first feared according to the Daily Mail.
New checks by Arsenal’s medical staff on the hairline fracture suffered by the midfielder on international duty following a challenge by Daniel Agger during England’s friendly win over Denmark on March 5th have revealed that he could return by mid-April.
Arsene Wenger initially ruled Wilshere out for eight weeks saying;
“when you take into consideration he’d need at least two weeks full training before he’d be in contention for a return to the first team, it would take eight week before the midfielder would be back playing again”
This would have kept the midfielder on the sidelines until the start of May and given him a race against time to play a meaningful part in the final games of Arsenal’s season and get fit for the World Cup.
However, after returning from a week-long break in Dubai, the Mail claim Wilshere has undergone new checks by Arsenal’s medical staff where it was found that the injury isn’t as bad as initially
The latest development is encouraging for the An Arsenal side who are looking to end their nine-year wait for silverware.
There is now a possibility that Wilshere could even be involved against Wigan. Although the 22-year-old has been wearing a protective boot in public places but he is understood to be able to walk around freely at the Gunners’ London Colney training ground as he steps up his recovery.(Daily Mail)
If reports according to The Daily mail are anything to go by, Wilshere’s return would certainly be a huge boost to the Arsenal team with the gunner boss certainly in need of dept in his squad having lost many of his key player in recent weeks to injuries of various degrees.