England boss Roy Hodgson has defended Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere who has been sidelined after he picked up an injury. Wilshere had recovered from an injury earlier this season when he was ruled out for fourteen months.
However, Wilshere’s injury record does not worry the England boss.
“It was a great blow to Arsenal and England when Wilshere missed 14 months with a fracture,” Hodgson said, while discussing Wilshere’s status with the media.
“But since then, the last two or three months, he has been playing regularly, played a lot of games.
“Unfortunately, he has taken a knock and the X-rays show he needs to rest and not take any further knocks on the ankle. That’s how we’ve understood it.
“But I don’t think it’s fair to say he is always injured. Since he’s been back from the long injury, he has hardly missed a game.”
Such an appreciation does boost morale, as most of the people had been questioning the talented midfielder’s fitness level.