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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere out for six weeks with foot fracture

Updated: Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 15:33 | Comments

Wilshere was substituted after 59 minutes in England's friendly against Denmark
Wilshere was substituted after 59 minutes in England's friendly against Denmark

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for at least six weeks with a hairline fracture in his left foot.

Wilshere sustained the injury in England’s 1-0 friendly win over Denmark on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old waved his arms in pain after his foot was caught by Daniel Agger in a robust challenge in the 12th minute of the game.

Wilshere returned to the field after treatment and played on until the 59th minute, saying afterwards he suffered no ill effects from the challenge.

However, Arsenal followed-up the Football Association's initial scans on Thursday and found a fracture which will see the midfielder miss the next six weeks.

In a statement, Arsenal said the fracture was to the navicular, an area of his foot which had not been previously injured.

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