It’s now been confirmed by Arsenal that Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture on his left fibula.
The midfielder was left out of the squad that faced Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday with many fearing the worst considering the 23-year-old’s history with long term injuries.
According to Wenger, the hairline fracture was apparently caused during a collision in training.
“The information you have heard about Jack Wilshere is right,” Wenger confirmed. “I had a bad surprise because it is a hairline crack in his fibula that makes him a few weeks out.
“There is minimal damage apart from the bone damage – there is no damage at all apart from that. It was a collision in training and it was all completely accidental.”
Wilshere has spent most of the past couple of seasons sidelined due to various injuries, the most recently of which being ankle ligament damage sustained against Manchester United at home, and the midfielder will be hugely disappointed.
According to the BBC’s David Orstein, he’ll be out from four-to-six weeks. The news comes as a huge blow, as Wilshere was making leaps and bounds in terms of fitness in training.
Wilshere has hairline fracture to right ankle after heavy tackle in training Sat. Small bone crack, no surgery needed, roughy 6-8 weeks #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 6, 2015
We wish him all the best in his recovery.