Life is a funny old game, and the odds seemed to be against us… we’re one of the unluckiest teams when it comes to injuries… and just when it seemed like it was coming together, just when it got to the final round of International games for 3 months… bang… an injury to our star striker.
News broke today that Robin Van Persie is out for the next three months and it’s a big blow for the club and a massive blow for the player too. Robin has managed to stay injury free and really show what a great striker he is. And you’ve got to feel for the player. It’s a big blow of Arsenal, as he’d been in great form – the blow is softened by the fact Eduardo is fit and raring to go, but with Bendtner and Walcott both injured too, and Vela coming back from injury, we’re suddenly very short in the striker department.
The Dutch FA confirmed he tore ankle ligaments, but will not require surgery…
“The ankle ligaments are definitely torn. After the match our medical staff did not mention a break in the bone but the doctors will be able to tell us for sure. It does not look too good.”
If you want to see how it happened, take a look here, cheers Debs for commenting this link…
Initial reports suggested that the player would be out for about three months, but Van Persie himself feels it could be closer to 4 weeks, although, I would be surprised to see him again in 2009. Van Persie commenting:
“The prognosis is that I will be out for four to six weeks…”
We’ll probably hear more from the striker and of course Arsene tomorrow, but for the meanwhile, here’s to a speedy recovery!