On Saturday, Joel Campbell shared a video of himself receiving what appears to be infrared therapy on his injured knee.

Campbell suffered a terrible leg injury while away on international duty with Costa Rica.

The forward was taken off after 24 minutes of Costa Rica’s 1-1 draw with Canada in the Gold Cup earlier in July and has since had surgery to try and help mend the torn ligament in his knee.

Campbell is expected to be out for six months, according to reports, which means that we probably won’t see him back until January 2018.

The 25-year-old recently shared a short video of himself having what looks like infrared therapy on the damaged knee.


Infrared therapy is designed to stimulate the body to heal itself while relieving pain.

It’s intriguing to see this treatment up close as usually players will maybe share a picture after surgery in order to say they’re alright but they don’t usually share each step of the process. Not until it gets to working out in the gym again… they love to share that.

Considering the forward only had one season left on his current Arsenal deal, his six-month lay-off raises questions of whether we’ll see him play in red and white again.


There’s been no mention of a new deal and since Campbell spent last season on loan at Sporting where he only scored three goals and assisted four in 29 appearances, there aren’t many Gooners who expect him to stay at the club.

In total, since signing for Arsenal from Saprissa in 2011, he’s only made 23 appearances for the first team and has been out on loan five times.