Arsenal star Emile Smith-Rowe ruled out for at least two months


BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal star Emile Smith-Rowe ruled out for at least two months – and might not play again until Christmas – after surgery on groin injury

Arsenal star Emile Smith-Rowe has been ruled out for at least two months after undergoing surgery on a groin injury.

The club said in a statement that they were hopeful the 22-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or winger, will return to full training in December.

Smith-Rowe this week underwent surgery on a damaged tendon after he aggravated an existing problem during Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4.

Emile Smith-Rowe has been ruled out of action after undergoing surgery on a groin problem

‘In recent months, Emile Smith Rowe has been experiencing discomfort in his groin, which has limited his training and match appearances,’ Arsenal said.

‘Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4, and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin.

‘This successful surgery took place in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation programme is already underway. We are hopeful that Emile will return to full training in December.

‘Everyone at the club will now be supporting and working hard with Emile to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.’

More to follow. 

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