Arsenal have been liaising with the England medical team as they work out the best plan of approach for treating Jordan Nobbs’ ACL injury.

Jordan Nobbs picked up the season-ending injury last weekend in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Everton. While we held our breath and hoped the injury wouldn’t be as bad as first feared, the club confirmed the bad news quickly.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Everton Ladies and Arsenal Women on November 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Everton Ladies and Arsenal Women on November 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Everton Ladies and Arsenal Women on November 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal during the FA WSL match between Everton Ladies and Arsenal Women on November 18, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

According to a report by Louise Taylor in Saturday’s Guardian, “…her [Nobbs’] position in Phil Neville’s squad means that the Lionesses’ medical staff have been liaising with their Arsenal counterparts over the choice of surgeon to repair the knee and manage the subsequent rehab plan.”

Arsenal have not yet provided a timescale for Nobb’s return we can expect her to be out until next summer.

Danny Welbeck’s first knee injury kept him out for 276 days while his second sidelined him for 238. Theo Walcott, meanwhile, was out 280 days with his cruciate injury.

If we average that out to give us a rough idea of a return date, it works out as 264 days. That takes us to 8 August, 2019, just over eight months away.

The Women’s World Cup, at which Nobbs’ was certain to star, begins in France on 7 June.

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