Arsenal midfielder steps-up rehab at London Colney after injury nightmare

By on September 12, 2017

According to Football London, Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is to return to London Colney this week to continue his rehabilitation from a nightmare knee injury.

Zelalem suffered a horror injury after tearing his cruciate knee ligament while playing for the United States against Ecuador at the Under-20s World Cup back in May.

The 20-year-old initially hoped the injury wasn’t too serious but further scans confirmed the true extent of the injury and Zelalem was ruled out for around nine months.

The midfielder has been undergoing the first stages of his rehab in the U.S which involved several operations on his knee and he’s been making excellent progress in his recovery so far.

Zelalem is already running again and Football London claim the youngster is now due to return to the UK to step-up his rehabilitation at Arsenal’s London Colney training base.

There are still slim hopes that Zelalem will continue to make a swift recovery to play again this season but the chances are he will have to wait until the summer before he returns to full fitness.

With his Arsenal contract now in it’s final year, it means Zelalem’s future at the Emirates is in serious doubt as he was struggling to make an impression before his serious injury.

The youngster was once heralded as one of the most exciting young talents at the club but he failed to push on and didn’t really make much of an impression during a six-month loan spell at VVV Venlo last season.

We’ll have to wait and see how his recovery goes over the coming months but there is a strong possibility Zelalem may be released from Arsenal at the end of the campaign when his contract expires.