Jack Wilshere delivers latest Arsenal injury update after ‘toughest’ setback
Jack Wilshere says his current injury setback was the toughest of his career so far
Jack Wilshere has admitted that his most-recent injury setback provided the toughest setback of his Arsenal career so far.
The 23-year-old was forced to undergo surgery on a hairline fracture in his left leg in August after a challenge in training the day before Arsenal’s Community Shield victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
I finished pre-season without any muscle injuries but it was just a freak accident in training. It is tough but I’ve got good people around me
The Gunners confirmed that Wilshere would miss the opening three months of the season as the England international underwent rehabilitation following the operation on his leg injury.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ show Goals on Sunday, Wilshere explained why the injury setback was a particularly tough blow to accept just a week ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
“It is frustrating of course,” Wilshere said.
“It was mentally the toughest. I had a good pre-season and it was literally the day before the Charity shield.
“I was ready. I was fit. I was going to play but then a tackle in training and I was out.
“It’s going well. I’m pain free and I’m off the crutches. I’m moving around.”
Wilshere continued: “This one was mentally the toughest to take. Last season, I started well but got injured and missed most of the season.
“I came back towards the end and I got back in the England team. I had a good game. I only took two weeks off and I wanted to come back early to get really fit – and I did.
“I finished pre-season without any muscle injuries but it was just a freak accident in training. It is tough but I’ve got good people around me.”
Wilshere was sidelined for five months last season following an ankle injury against Manchester United in November last year.
The promising Arsenal midfielder made a return to first-team action in a 3-1 victory over Hull City before he helped the Gunners retain their FA Cup crown at Wembley.