Saturday, January 12

Wilshere's tale of woe

Quite an insightful piece by James Olley on Jack Wilshere in the Evening Standard this week. His ankle problems seemed to start with a hairline fracture of his ankle when he was 16. He was told to cure it through rest over that summer, but later discovered it hadn't healed properly. He then got a kick on the same ankle which required surgery at the end of the 2010-11 season. The piece also points to the fact that he played 54 games in 2010-11 when he was just 19. Since then he's been on and off the treatment table and often rushed back too soon. 

He's looked like a poor West Ham signing with that injury record, but you've got to feel sorry for Wilshere too. For a professional athlete it's never easy when your body won't function properly, as Andy Murray has just found out. Let's hope his last chance at recovery finally succeeds.

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