Another England Midfielder, Another Fracture Before A World Cup
Its funny how the same events can occur before big tournaments begin. With the World Cup in Brazil almost here, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has found out that he will be unable to play for the next six weeks due sustaining a fracture in his left foot.
Back in 2002 a certain David Beckham also found himself in the same situation as the 2002 World Cup was around the corner. Now in 2014 another key midfielder in the England team will also leave the manager concerned over his fitness, just when preparations for the biggest football tournament are set to begin.
Wilshere has already missed the Euro’s in 2012
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has been unlucky in his international career so far. Being 22-years old and playing for Arsenal and England, it is fair to assume that he will become a vital player in the England team. But if he does miss this coming World Cup in Brazil then it will be the second big tournament he will not be a part off, after he missed Euro 2012 due to an ankle fracture.
The players enthusiasm to play has meant he took the field against Denmark in an England shirt while still injured. Football is a game in which almost anything can happen, and if Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere ends up injuring the foot further it may mean another missed tournament. While the player himself could risk such an eventuality, the international side he plays for may not. England will have a tough time during the World Cup in Brazil, and for any success to be realised every key player will need to be going into the tournament fit and in form.