Vandenbroucke said: “I want to say some words about Carl Jenkinson. He is rehabbing with Arsenal following the knee injury he suffered in the match with Manchester City in January, and has recently moved onto the next stage of his treatment. Carl has a long road ahead of him and we wish him well as he continues with his recovery.”
Jenkinson picked up an injury in West Ham’s draw with Manchester City on January 23.
He was taken off in the game, and luckily for Slaven Bilic, a deal had just been agreed with Sam Byram of Leeds, and he came on for his debut - putting in an impressive performance.
Jenkinson was ruled out for the rest of the season, with the cruciate ligament injury possibly even taking until 2017 to be properly fixed.
His loan deal with the Hammers was cancelled so he could return to Arsenal to continue his rehabilitation, and it has emerged this week that the full-back is back doing physical work.
He has completed the first stage of his recovery, and has been pictured in the gym this week as he attempts to get his fitness back following the injury.
Vandenbroucke, and all those involved at the Boleyn Ground, have sent a message of support to the player, who built something of a cult following due to some impressive displays whilst on loan at West Ham.