Via David Orstein comes the story of Kim Kallstrom’s injury problem. The BBC reporter has revealed that Kallstrom hurt his back playing beach football with Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.
He informed Arsenal of the problem when he arrived and underwent an MRI scan which showed no damage. A CT scan revealed the back injury.
The medical staff then informed Arsene Wenger of the prognosis – which appears to be that he’ll miss ‘at least’ 6 games – but the manager gave the go ahead to make the signing anyway.
It’s very difficult to understand the thinking on this. A 31 year old midfielder who could provide instant back-up makes sense, but to sign an injured player to provide cover for injured players … it’s just so odd.
We think we might have a drink to try and figure this one out. A pint of brandy should do it.