Arsenal mdfielder Jack Wilshere is set to be sidelined for six week with a hairline fracture to the navicular bone in his left foot.
Arsenal say on their website: “Following initial scans carried out by the FA on Wednesday night, further investigation by Arsenal’s medical team has discovered a crack to a small bone in Jack’s left foot – the navicular, an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.
“Jack will now require a period of approximately six weeks’ rehabilitation, before starting to regain his match fitness.”
The 22-year-old England international suffered the injury during last night’s 1-0 friendly win over Denmark at the Wembley Stadium.
He sustained the injury in the 12th minute, following a challenge with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger but played on until in the 59th minutes before being substituted.
Wilshere will miss Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final with Everton and Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.