Theo Walcott Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Status and Return

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Theo Walcott Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Status and Return
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Updates from Saturday, July 19

The BBC has the latest on Walcott:

 Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the season with a knee injury, but is set to resume training by the end of August.

The England international, 25, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham in January.

Walcott missed the rest of the 2013-14 season and the World Cup in Brazil.

"We expect him to be back in full training at the end of August," said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

"Theo has a good basis, which is what he's working on now," added Wenger, who also predicted that Walcott's return to contention would be "very quick" once he was back in full training.

Updates from Tuesday, July 15

ITV.com provides an update on Theo Walcott's recovery from knee surgery:

Walcott is returning to fitness after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Arsenal's FA Cup third-round victory against Tottenham in January.

The England winger refused to set a date for his comeback but insists he is pleased with the progress he has made.

'The knee is going really well, I am doing some good stuff with the physios and fitness coaches and we have worked really hard throughout the summer,' Walcott said.

'Things are looking really good and I have worked very hard for the last five months now.

'The most important thing is getting the strength back and it has pretty much nearly healed - it is just about building up that stability and strength again.

'It is coming along nicely and I am really pleased.'

Updates from Thursday, May. 29

Theo Walcott has delivered a positive update on his recovery from a serious knee operation, although the following images are not for the faint-hearted.

Walcott tweeted:

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