English Premier League side, Arsenal, have been dealt a massive blow after midfielder Jack Wilshere was ruled out for six weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in England's friendly with Denmark on Wednesday night.
Wilshere went down under challenge from Denmark captain and Liverpool defender, Daniel Agger during the first-half of the match at Wembley.
He was able to continue and completed 59 minutes before
being replace by Adam Lallana even though he was stretched out after the challenge.
Speaking immediately after the match, Wilshere had played down fears of a serious injury.
'It is a bit sore, but just a bruise,' he said. 'I have had a scan already and I will be all right.
have all been working hard in training trying to impress the manager,
but at the end of the day, it is your club form which will get you in.
next two months are crucial, it is a big time of the season and then
when the England squad is announced, you can only perform to the best of
However, further scans by Arsenal's
medical team discovered a crack to a small bone in Wilshere's left foot -
the navicular, an area of his foot that has not previously been
It was understood that Arsenal staff were surprised Wilshere was allowed to continue despite being in obvious discomfort.
will be given six weeks' rehabilitation before starting to regain match
fitness, Arsenal said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
will miss Arsenal's FA Cup sixth round tie with Everton on Sunday,
their return leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of
16 and likely Barclays Premier League matches against Tottenham,
Chelsea, Swansea City, Manchester City, Everton and West Ham.
could return for the match with Hull City on April 19 and will then
face a race against time to prove his readiness for the World Cup in