It is yet another sorry time and yet another sorry incident for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere - as his season could be over after suffering a broken bone in his left foot.
The broken navicular bone however, as confirmed by the Arsenal medical team is ‘an area of his foot which has not been previously injured.’
And those must be hard to find.
Wilshere’s promising career has been blighted by serious injury problems almost from the off.
He suffered a stress fracture ankle injury in a pre-season game against New York Red Bulls in the summer of 2011 and from then on it has been a nightmare for the England star in the making.
He suffered a recurrence of the injury in January 2012 - and did not play a single minute of football in the 2011-12 season.
He returned from injury in September 2012 and had a sporadic recovery season - before another operation in the summer saw him come into 2013-14 in the best shape since 2010-11.
But now he is injured again - and he faces a real threat of not making it to the World Cup thanks to the timing of this latest ailment.
Darren Anderton arrived at Tottenham Hotspur as one of English football’s most promising young talents - and in the first three seasons everything appeared to go well.
But he suffered with serious injuries including repetitive hernias and Achilles tendon issues throughout his career - which truly limited the success he could ever have for club and country.
Now Wilshere is being spoken of in the same light on Twitter - even being given the same nickname Anderton had all those years ago … Sicknote!
Sympathy to #Wilshere but has there been a more brittle England international since Darren "Sicknote" Anderton?— Terry Baddoo (@terrybaddoo) March 6, 2014
Wilshere the new Darren Anderton— Lee Myers (@leemyersSfc) March 6, 2014
Jack Wilshere ruled out for six weeks. He makes Darren Anderton look bulletproof.— Bishop of Banterbury (@LostBoyNUFC180) March 6, 2014
Jack Wilshere may as well retire, he worse than Darren Anderton— No Wayne No Gain (@PSWAYNE) March 6, 2014
Wilshere still averaging more games per season than Anderton, isn’t he??— Happysteveö (@Happysteveo) March 6, 2014
"Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Injured" That's a Headline you don't see very often! ... The modern equivalent of Darren Anderton ..— IAN SPEIGHT (@IanJames08) March 6, 2014
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