Mertesacker travels to Germany for ankle scan

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The German press are reporting that Per Mertesacker has traveled to Munich to have a scan on his ankle after the one carried out by the Arsenal doctors proved inconclusive.

It seems odd that an MRI in Germany would provide different results from the MRI in London, but Arseblog News suspects it’s a case of Mertesacker, and Arsenal, looking for a second opinion before deciding on a definite course of treatment. It would be no surprise if the initial scan results were bad and club and player are exploring all options which is no bad thing.

Kicker says that Per will meet with the German national team doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, an extremely well regarded specialist, before a decision is made as to whether the ankle ligament damage he suffered can be treated with rest and physiotherapy or if it requires surgery.

The picture the BFG posted on his Facebook page yesterday certainly looked a touch gruesome and anyone who has done that kind of damage to their ankle knows it can take weeks, if not months, to recover fully. Of course most of us who turn an ankle playing 5-a-side or Sunday league don’t have the benefit of state of the art medical treatment to help us through.

The Gunners have already lost full back Andre Santos for 3 months with a very similar injury, so the prognosis is worrying.

If there’s any upside to the timing of it, it’s that it comes when we’ve just gotten our full backs … erm … back, and Thomas Vermaelen can return to his favoured central defensive position.

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Waleed
Waleed

Sup

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

Whole fart.Heh.

Comedian
Comedian

Scan in Germany its like the students here travelling hours to find the cheapest xerox place.
Maybe the doctor there might know his medical history but if thats not the case then…

King dingaling
King dingaling

Hurry up with the blog u lazy cunny

ken

Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Per Mertesacker will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.

lol

Taller?

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Ebouefan
Ebouefan

Mertesacker emerging from the German doctor’s secret lab.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/23/article-1215516-068E42B5000005DC-258_306x538.jpg

spartan_arsenal

No wonder he has sought a second opinion. I would advise any Arsenal player to do the same.

i and it seems the players have zero confidence in the medical team.

i have said a number of times that there is a snr member of our back room staff who is a paid up member of the spuds (according to a bloke i met who said he uses his season ticket!)

get well soon bfg – keep away from our quacks!

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

Our medical team are responsible for the rehabilitation of Aaron Ramsey and Robin van Persie, among others.

I don’t think it’s uncommon for a player to get a 2nd opinion – you would too, especially if something like surgery may be involved. Here’s to hoping it isn’t in Per’s situation.

kunzeboom
kunzeboom

mueller-wohlfahrt is not only club doctor of bayern munich but also the german national team. I think he knows what he’s doing and he knows per as well.

Anton
Anton

So we couldn’t give a definitive scan in our brand new, state of the art Star Trek medical facility?

feygooner
feygooner

His ankle must be injured or something.

Oh wait.

Cygan's Right Foot
Cygan's Right Foot

Off topic but it’s been reported Hazard has agreed to join the bastards across the city. A team that have reached the champions league a total of once and never looked like winning it or even making it for a consecutive year…. What is he thinking????

Cygan's Right Foot
Cygan's Right Foot

Translation of the news story from France Football:

FF News: Eager to join the Premier League at the end of the season, Eden Hazard has set his sights on Tottenham. Reportedly, the Belgian international has 21 years of age agreed with the London club, which meets their aspirations, since it probably will participate in the next Champions League.
As he wished to have game time and not be drowned in an overstaffing, the prodigy Lille chose the Spurs to Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, all candidates for transfer to the spring. It remains now to the two clubs to agree on the amount of the transaction.
If the player has, since his last contract extension, a release clause at 40 million euros, the transfer will most likely be the subject of intense negotiations. Until everything is officially settled, other clubs may therefore try to reverse the trend. In the image of MU, who was with Tottenham the club most insistent in recent days … (Photo-Press Sports)

Devil
Devil

Well, I heard the interview of Auclair on Talksports that likes to piss us gunners off the most, said there have been such news in French media but nothing is sure. He’s been heard saying Totts have great coach well who’s off for England etc. etc. So all this is talk and this is just Feb. So, chill out. And what they think is Bale will be off this summer and Totts will make good money of him and it will be reinvested in Hazard. Even that is really doubtful cause some of that money will go to the new stadium they want to build.

What I think is Lille will auction Hazard and the highest bidder will get his sign. And that may be Man City or Man Utd in England, at the most Chelsea. I really doubt we’ll get him. And we even want him. He’s an out and out winger while AW will prefer someone who could play as a Winger, CF and if needed even a Play maker if we’re to spend so much money.

But with the strength we have in Wingers department now, I am not even sure if we need him unless we decide to sell Theo. I am more excited about Ryo. The kid may be likened to Ronaldo but he seem to have Neymar traits. He can dribble with both legs, he can put cross with both legs and he can even bloody put Dead balls with both legs and that’s something. Ain’t it?

Byron
Byron

Also responsible for Jack,Vermaelen, Diaby and Gibbs!!! You consider RVP’s injury lay offs a success? Most of those are recurring Ankle problems and I wouldn’t trust our doctors at all

GoonerNugget
GoonerNugget

I don’t get criticism leveled at the medical team. It’s not like they just think “you know what, lets just snip this tendon and fuse it with some muscle from his arse, then chuck him in one of those gigantic boots! That should do it! We should also harvest Goonersaurus for parts. Diaby will need them soon.”

These guys are medical professionals. You don’t become part of a medical team at a big club without a pretty darn good C.V.

Cygan's Right Foot
Cygan's Right Foot

That’s like saying that any problems with organ rejection is down to the surgeon who put it in the body.

I’d consider the fact RvP hasn’t been injured so far this season to be a success and that won’t be down to luck. It’ll be due to the medical team working with the player to change how he trains, his posture, his movement, cooling down after the game, etc… The medical team weren’t just the first people to apply, they are all qualified.

The pitch also plays a big part as it’s different to the highbury pitch. We lost our gardener to Real Madrid and so the way the pitch is will be different. Some players are just injury prone and it’s not like we lose the entire team to the same injuries. Sagna broke his leg, Fabianski to a shoulder injury, Szczensy due to a dislocated finger, Eduardo to a broken leg, Ramsey to a double fracture, etc.. but i guess those were the medical teams fault too

feygooner
feygooner

You’re not completely right. Ramsey’s injury was a fault of the medical team that delivered Lenny.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

The fucking annoying thing about Mertesacker’s injury was that it wasn’t caused by a tackle but by an absolutely shit pitch. We should be able to sue Sunderland for the loss of our player for a month.

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