Aaron Ramsey is injured again with the midfielder suffering from a lower back problem.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Aaron Ramsey had withdrawn from the Wales squad for their upcoming two games, one of which is a Euro qualifier.
Although Ramsey was injured when he left Arsenal for Juventus, the 28-year-old made his debut for the Old Lady earlier this month when he came on as a substitute in a pre-season friendly.
However, when the Serie A campaign kicked-off, Ramsey was nowhere to be seen. When his withdrawal was announced for the upcoming international break, no reason was given.
Speculation quickly filled the void with many saying he was simply not match fit. That ignores the fact that one of the games Wales will play is a friendly and the perfect opportunity for Ramsey to build up some of that elusive fitness. Added to that, Wales have shown no problem in the past calling up players who are unfit as long as they are not actively struggling with an injury.
According to Sky Sports in Italy, Ramsey did not train with Juventus earlier this week because of lower back pain. ‘At least it’s not his hamstrings’, I hear you say, however the two are often connected. My ex-was a sports therapist and working on my hamstrings, she would often alleviate lower back pain.
Of the 14 reported injuries Ramsey has suffered since his leg was snapped like a twig by Ryan Shawcross when he was just 18, seven have involved his hamstrings while three have concerned his thigh and another two involved his groin. That area is clearly a problem for him.
Of course, this back problem may be completely unrelated but that seems unlikely given his history. He will reportedly undergo a fitness test on Friday ahead of Juventus’s game this weekend but it is unclear how he could play for them after withdrawing from the Wales squad.