“My Injury Has Pretty Much Healed” Theo Walcott Offers Injury Update

By on July 15, 2014

Theo Walcott has offered an injury update to Arsenal.com and revealed that his injury is ‘pretty much healed’ – although he stopped short of stating a comeback date.

The 25-year-old  missed the second half of last season with a serious knee injury, which he suffered during the closing stages of our FA Cup victory over Tottenham in early January, and was expected to be on the sidelines for at least nine months.

Theo has been speaking to the clubs official website today and gave an update on how his rehabilitation is going. The attacker is already back in the gym working on his strength training and he claims the injury is ‘pretty much healed’, but he refused to give a potential comeback date.

“The knee is going really well, I am doing some good stuff with the physios and fitness coaches and we have worked really hard throughout the summer,” he said.

“Things are looking really good and I have worked very hard for the last five months now.

“The most important thing is getting the strength back and it has pretty much nearly healed – it is just about building up that stability and strength again. It is coming along nicely and I am really pleased.”

It sounds like Theo’s recovery is going according to plan but I still don’t think Arsene Wenger will take any risks and push him too hard, so we’re unlikely to see him until early September, but it will be great to have him back when he does return as he was sorely missed last season.


  1. momohjimohyakubu

    July 15, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Pls let arsenal sign khedira to streight our squad for the new camphain

  2. Arsenal1Again

    July 16, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Going according to plan?

    The plan was for him to be in full training before the season starts. Injury updates in Arsenal speak is this …

    He’ll be back in a couple of weeks = A month.

    He’ll be back in two months, perhaps a little sooner = In May at the earliest.

    You think it’s a coincidence Arsenal have just spent 35 Million on a right winger? With both Chamberlain and Walcott on the fringe of becoming perma-crocks, we needed him. Cannot keep wasting the talents of Wilshere, Ozil and Cazorla in their positions. It keeps screwing our seasons. If we had Sanchez last season when we were riding at the top of the league in our sleep we would have done won the DOUBLE again … but we had Walcott and his glass bones.

    But it’s ok, we have Chamberlain for cover, right? Not for long. I think Alex and Theo are mindblowing wide men to have playing together on opposite sides of the pitch. The equally pacey Sanchez going through the middle or on the opposite side of one of them is equally exciting … but our England boys keep being injured. It screws our season and it screws England.

    Whatever is weakening their bones, remedy it.

    I want Theo fit and to keep fit because his position in Arsenal 1st XI and the England 1st XI is under threat. At club by Sanchez and Chamberlain, for England by Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling. He’s a good guy too, very professional, very respectful and tactful, I like him a lot, but he seriously needs to sort himself out.

    With Man United over night wiping out their debt with the Adidas sponsorship deal, Man City dominating the league, Chelsea doing the same as Man City and Liverpool now having got their act together – Arsenal cannot pi$$ about with perma-crocks. We need men tough enough to handle at least 50 games out of a potential 65 games … 65+ games with replays in the domestic cups. Before the nineties the same teams played every game of the season, no rotation.

    • FamouSP

      July 16, 2014 at 4:18 am

      I still blame us losing the season on Wenger. We had injuries to Walcott and Ox but we still had Gnabry. Gnabry was doing well on the wing using his pace. What did Wenger do? He benched him the rest of the season. That was our down fall Ozil had no one to do through passes too. He could have brought Campbell back home in January as well since he wasn’t able to sign anyone in January. The problem was playing people out of position midfielder on the wing. I stated that with this team we have we needed to go back to a 4-4-2 because we had no speed. That way Poldiski could have played more games and the midfielders would have not been playing out of position. Poldiski would come in the field and be the only person shooting. The team we had on would just pass back and forth with no attack in mind. Once, we switched to a 4-4-2 in the FA Cup we looked truly deadly. With the signing of Sanchez we can stick with the 4-3-3 but Wenger’s problem is he is afraid to make strategic moves. I love the man but sometimes I question his coaching.

      • Goongoonergone

        July 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

        Got to agree with you mate. Wenger often doesn’t have the balls to continue playing youngsters like Gnabry who are doing well. He would rather play Wilshere in Gnabry’s position and mess things up.
        Wenger needs to catch a big wake up. His loyalty to some players who under perform is shocking and holds Arsenal back and his playing players out of position is legendary. You couldn’t make it up.

  3. Ifeoluwa

    July 16, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Gnabry was injured, he is injury prone like OX and Walcott, the only area Wenger was at fault was his refusal to bring in a striker to complement O. Giroud, we would v won double, but our striking force fixle out

  4. Shubham

    July 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Wenger is pretty much at fault for miseries in life. I even have data to back it up….

  5. Shubham

    July 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    all miseries in life…

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