You knew almost as soon as Jack Wilshere and Daniel Agger flew into each other in an international friendly earlier this month that the Arsenal player was going to be limping out of it.
In fact he ended up rolling around in agony.
The fact he played on was a massive surprise - the fact he had broken a bone in his foot was not.
The next day Wilshere was ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken navicular bone in his left foot - in reality that is more likely to be eight.
For a player who has battled with serious injuries his entire career this season finally looked like being an unscathed one - but that had proven not to be the case.
Since the incident Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Wilshere, wearing a protective boot, had gotten away from football for a while - indeed he was snapped in Dubai a few days after the incident.
As for Wilshere himself - he has adopted a stance of radio silence, being very quiet since the incident.
But yesterday he resurfaced - eight days after the injury ended the bulk of his season.
He took to Twitter to thank the many well-wishers, not just from Arsenal but across the spectrum, who had taken to social network and other forms of media to wish him the speediest of recoveries:
Thanks for all the nice tweets regarding my injury! All my focus is now on getting fit and healthy as soon as possible!!— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) March 12, 2014
Welcome back Jack - now get back fit in time for the World Cup, as no matter what his critics say he is still one of our most gifted footballers.