Arsenal and Bournemouth confirm Jack Wilshere leg fracture

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Arsenal have confirmed that Jack Wilshere has sustained a cracked fibula and will miss the rest of the season.

The midfielder had made 27 appearances for The Cherries before picking up the problem in a clash with Harry Kane last weekend.

In a statement on the official website, the club said:

We can confirm that Jack Wilshere has suffered a fractured left fibula.

The midfielder, who is on a season-long loan at AFC Bournemouth, sustained the injury during the Cherries’ Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. X-rays taken after the game were clear, but further scans showed a hairline crack in the fibula.

Jack will undergo further specialist assessments in the forthcoming days to identify more specifics regarding the injury and also to structure a rehabilitation programme. It is hoped that Jack will be fit for the start of next season.

Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery.

The injury is the same leg that he broke at the start of the 2015-16 season which kept him out for most of that campaign due to complications from the injury.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said, “It is a big blow to lose Jack. We have loved working with him since he arrived at the club last August.

“He has made a huge contribution to our season, both on and off the pitch. We wish him a quick recovery and thank him for his effort and professionalism while he was with us.”

We assume Wilshere will return to Arsenal for his treatment and rehabilitation before it’s announced that his right ankle has been replaced by a chair wheel and his left leg by a stick. Although no final decision has been made on that yet.

Get well soon, Jack. He really does deserve an injury free run.

Read today’s Arseblog: Another injury could spell the end for Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal career

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