Initial scans on Jack Wilshere’s ankle have confirmed that the midfielder hasn’t broken it.
- Wilshere was subbed off before the hour mark against Spurs
- Injury is to the midfielder’s left fibular, which he fractured last season
- Player left White Hart Lane in protective boot as a precaution
- Scans confirm no break
It’ll come as some relief to Bournemouth and Arsenal that, according to Sportmail, Jack Wilshere hasn’t suffered another ankle break following a collision with Tottenham’s Harry Kane during the Cherries’ 4-0 loss. However, the extend of the damage still remains to be seen.
The knock to his left fibula is a concern considering this was the same area Wilshere fractured last season. The injury left him sidelined for eight months and put a serious dent in his hopes of becoming a regular starter for Arsenal’s first team.
The England international was spotted leaving White Hart Lane wearing a protective boot and using crutches. However, this was later confirmed to be just a precaution. Therefore, it doesn’t seem as if there was any major concern over a broken ankle in the first place.
“Jack left the stadium on crutches as a precaution,” a Bournemouth Spokesperson said.
“It is to keep any weight off the potentially injured area. Protective boot is to make sure everything is secured, preventing any further damage.”
Hopefully, once the swelling has gone down and further assessments can be made, they come back as nothing more than a knock. His future at Arsenal could depend on it.