Mesut Ozil missed our recent match against Stoke due to a minor foot injury, which he recovered from in time for the next game against Chelsea.
However, apparently the foot injury continues to cause the playmaker pain and he’s now having his training sessions tailored to his needs so that he doesn’t aggravate it.
The German has been encouraged not to train, it appears, right before big matches so that the injury can be as healed as possible going into the game.
Although it’s unclear how true the reports are, it’s worrying if Ozil is still injured and is simply having to play through the pain for the good of the team. This isn’t a position we want any player to be in, no matter how much we need them.
The precautions are supposedly in place to prevent the injury from becoming worse, although if he’s still playing on it, how is supposed to heal at all?