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Arsenal Midfielder Dealt Huge Injury Blow After Undergoing Surgery
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has been dealt a major blow after being ruled out for up to eight week following knee surgery, according to the Evening Standard.
Rosicky has been on the sidelines since suffering an injury while on international duty back in June when he picked up what was initially thought to be a minor knee problem during the Czech Republic’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Iceland.
However, the 33-year-old was nowhere to be seen during pre-season and was left back in London to recuperate while we headed off to Asia on our pre-season tour.
Arsene Wenger said last week that Rosicky was on a ‘progressive recovery’ but refused to disclose any specific comeback date and it appears now we know why.
The Standard claim that the midfielder has undergone knee surgery and quote his agent, Pavel Paska, as saying the recovery will take between 4 and 6 weeks.
“The recovery is expected to take four to eight weeks.”
This means Rosicky is now certain to miss at least another four Premier League games but is could be many more if he’s out for the full eight weeks – and lets be honest, this is Arsenal we’re talking about so we’ll be lucky if he’s back inside 10 weeks!
Rosicky obviously isn’t a first team regular these days but his absence leaves us with even fewer options in midfield and attack at a time when Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck are already on the sidelines, while Alexis Sanchez is lacking match fitness.
So hopefully we don’t pick up any more injuries any time soon or our squad will start to get exposed again, and that was precisely what derailed our season during the early stages of last year.