Jack Wilshere Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Ankle and Return

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2014

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Updates from Saturday, Sept. 20

Wilshere is amongst the subs for Saturday's match with Aston Villa, according to Arsenal's official Twitter feed:

Updates from Friday, Sept. 19

Jack Wilshere is fit for Arsenal's trip to Aston Villa, confirmed Arsene Wenger on Friday.

James Olley of the London Evening Standard tweeted the news:

The Daily Mail later provided a picture of Wilshere giving his ankle a workout: 

Updates from Thursday, Sept. 18

Jack Wilshere expects to be fit for Arsenal's weekend trip to Aston Villa, despite the ankle knock he suffered against Borussia Dortmund.

Matt Barlow of the Daily Mail reports:

Jack Wilshere is confident he will be fit and ready for Saturday’s game at Aston Villa after tests on the ankle he twisted against Borussia Dortmund.

Wilshere has not done any serious damage and hopes to be back in training in time to prove his fitness for Villa Park. He did not train on Wednesday but insisted he was 'fine.'

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 17

Jack Wilshere is hopeful his season will not be significantly disturbed by the ankle injury he picked up late on in Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

The Daily Mirror's John Cross claims Wilshere should not miss the Sept. 27 North London derby with Tottenham:

Jack Wilshere is confident his ankle injury is not serious.

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Wenger admitted he didn't know how serious it was but said he was fearful because of the England midfielder's injury 'history.' But Wilshere - whose long injury lay-off two years ago came after he injured his right ‎ankle - is hopeful he will not face a lay-off.

He may struggle to be ready for Saturday's trip to Aston Villa but it should not be any longer and he will not want to miss any games.

Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 16

Standard Online provides the latest on Jack Wilshere's injury:

Wenger also revealed his fears about a possible injury to Jack Wilshere.

The Arsenal boss said: “It’s difficult to say how bad it is. I’m a bit cautious because of his history. Normally it’s not too bad.”

Aaron Ramsey, substituted after an hour, was compelled to tweet an apology to Arsenal’s supporters, and wrote: “That wasn't good enough tonight, sorry to all the fans and thank you for your support.

 

Original Text:

As if Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League loss at the hands of Borussia Dortmund wasn't bad enough, Tuesday's match could leave an even worse taste in the mouth.   

As reported by the Daily Telegraph's Henry Winter, Arsene Wenger confirmed star midfielder Jack Wilshere turned his ankle:

The England international completed the 90 minutes, indicating there shouldn't be any damage to the ligaments. Wenger did believe the injury to be significant enough to mention in his post-match conference, however, and Wilshere's availability for Saturday's match against Aston Villa is now a question mark.

While it appears unlikely the 22-year-old will be out for an extended period, Arsenal can ill afford injuries as the Premier League season starts to heat up. If Wilshere misses time and has to work to regain form, he could still struggle when the Gunners play Tottenham and Chelsea in a couple of weeks.

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