Theo Walcott Provides Injury Update

By on April 6, 2014

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been speaking about his rehabilitation from his cruciate ligament injury and says he’s hoping to be back in time to play some part of pre-season.

The 25-year-old saw his season cruelly ended in early January when he damaged his knee during the closing stages of our FA Cup win over Tottenham at the Emirates.

He was immediately ruled out for at least six months which not only meant he’d miss the rest of our season, but he’d also miss this summers World Cup in Brazil.

Walcott was speaking on Sky Sports ‘Goals on Sunday’ today and claims things are progressing well but admitted it’s going to be a long road to recovery. When pressed for a possible comeback date, Theo refused to put a time-scale on it but says he hopes to be back to take part in pre-season.

“It’s coming along well.

“It’s a long, tedious treatment. I’m not looking to put months on it and I’ll keep working week by week.

“I’m hopeful that I will be involved for some part of pre-season.” [source: Express]

Many point to Ramsey’s injury as our turning point this season and although we’ve certainly missed the Welshman, I think Walcott has been the biggest miss.

We’ve sorely missed his pace and goal threat in the attacking third during the second half of the season and I dare say we might still be challenging for   the title had he stayed fit. That’s how important he is to our play.

Hopefully his recovery can continue to progress well over the coming months and he can get himself back fit for the start of next season.


  1. Omar

    April 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Its a shame this had to happen for arsenal fans to realize how important he is to us.. Very easy for teams to play against us when theo is not in the side

  2. Ayelotiti mudashir

    April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Arsene wenger should be sacked

  3. panther

    April 7, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Next season if Arsenal don’t make the top 4, it would be hard to attract the so-called elite players. However if Walcott is back in time for pre season as well as Joel Campbell, those are two players with pace to turn opposition defenders around. Arsenal need 2 specialist defensive midfielders and a centre back, for the start of next season.

  4. hamoonga

    April 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Arsene Wenger has hurt us fan for many times please let him retire please please pppppllleeeeaaaasssseeee…….ROBERTO MARTINEZ should replace him please

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