Wilshere surgery goes ‘according to plan’


According to the doctor who performed the ‘minor’ surgery on Jack Wilshere’s knee, the operation was a complete success.

Håkan Alfredsson is a specialist at the Sports Medicine Clinic in Umeå, and although he’s been instructed by Arsenal to give away as little information as possible about the details of the procedure, he told fotbollskanalen.se (Swedish) that there were no complications.

“Everything has gone well, entirely according to plan,” he said. “We performed a surgery on a tendon in his knee.”

When asked about the typical recovery time from such surgery, he said, “The normal recovery time is usually two to three months”, which should give Wilshere a chance of being fit for the start of next season. That said, with up to three months rehab ahead of him, Arsenal’s definition of ‘minor’ seems a little off. Perhaps a better word might have been ‘routine’. Unless they were comparing it to a knee amputation in which case they’re spot on.

Jack missed the whole of last season with ankle problems, which has also ruled him out of the European Championships and the Olympics, but fingers crossed this operation is the last one he’ll need for some time, and we can see him back in red and white as soon as possible.

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