Tuesday 12 December 2017

Jack Wilshere suffers another injury nightmare as his latest scan reveals long-term damage

Jack Wilshere was taunted by Spurs fans as he hobbled off the field at White Hart Lane on Saturday
Jack Wilshere was taunted by Spurs fans as he hobbled off the field at White Hart Lane on Saturday
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Jack Wilshere's injury curse has struck again, after it emerged the Bournemouth midfielder suffered a leg fracture in his side's defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.

Wilshere has managed to steer clear of injuries during his loan spell at Bournemouth this season, after he spent far too long in the treatment room with his parent club Arsenal over the last three years.

While the midfielder faces an uncertain future when his loan spell at Bournemouth ends next month, his next move may well be affected by the reported fracture he suffered in his left leg following a clash with Tottenham's Harry Kane at the weekend.

The injury is similar to the problem that ruled Wilshere out of action for most of last season with Arsenal, as the weakness he has in his lower leg and ankle appears to be an ongoing concern for the 25-year-old.

Wilshere was jeered by Tottenham fans when he left the field on Saturday, with his Arsenal connections and outspoken taunting of Spurs in recent years making him an obvious target for the boo boys at White Hart Lane.

Despite the serious nature of the injury, former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore insisted Spurs fans had every right to revel in Wilshere's misery as he limped off the field.

“Tottenham fans were spot on to give Jack Wilshere some stick when he was injured,” Collymore told the Mirror.

“After all, Wilshere didn't mind giving them some after Arsenal won the FA Cup a couple of years ago.

“Nowadays we're in an age of players scoring and it's all, 'Ooh, sorry, sorry I scored...'

“Absolutely ridiculous. I mean, for crying out loud, man up!”

Wilshere is now likely to return to Arsenal ahead of schedule, where the Gunners medical staff will map out another comeback attempt for their stricken star.

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