According to Wales manager Ryan Giggs, Aaron Ramsey is to undergo a ‘small procedure‘ during the international break, ruling him out of the Wales squad for the upcoming China Cup (a tournament with China, Wales, Czech Republic and Uruguay).
There don’t appear to be any more details of what exactly that will entail, but the 27 year old was in full training yesterday ahead of the Europa League clash with AC Milan at the Emirates.
Ramsey was, however, rested from the squad completely between the two legs, taking no part in the 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday – and it seems he’s being nursed through this particular period so as not to aggravate anything further.
The midfielder has 7 goals and 8 assists from 22 appearances this season, but he did miss a substantial chunk of the campaign due to a hamstring strain and subsequent muscular niggles.
Fingers crossed it’s nothing too serious, because any chances we have of winning the Europa League would be greatly diminished by his absence.
For more on Ramsey, read Tim Stillman’s Arseblog column this week.