After being stretchered off against Everton in the FA Cup last weekend, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said he feared the worst for Ryo Miyaichi.
And today came confirmation that his season is over as he needs surgery to repair his ankle ligaments. Speaking to the official Wigan site today, the Spaniard said, “It’s a real shame that Ryo has suffered this injury after working so hard to regain his fitness following a setback earlier in the season.
“His professionalism and work ethic on a daily basis have always been superb and we’ll do everything we can to help him make a speedy recovery.”
The Japanese winger made just 7 appearances for the Latics this season and rather than a season of development his injury problems mean he’s likely to be no closer to the Arsenal first team for the next campaign.
It would seem another loan spell will be on the cards, hopefully this time he’ll stay fit and show what he can do.