English Premier League football club Arsenal’s midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture to his right ankle.
The injury can keep him out for six to eight weeks.
The England international suffered a heavy tackle at training on Saturday, a day before Arsenal’s 1-0 triumph over Chelsea in the final of Community Shield, reports bbc.co.uk on Thursday.
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He will not require surgery but he is expected to miss the first two months of the new season.
The 23-year-old’s career has been plagued with injuries. Last season too he was sidelined for five months following a left ankle injury.
After two surgeries he returned to play in the Football Association (FA) Cup final where Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0.
In June, he played in England’s friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland and their victory over Slovenia in an European Championship qualifier.
Both ankles have required surgery since he first sustained a stress fracture in his right ankle during pre-season in 2011 and was ruled out for 17 months.