Arsenal’s Theo Walcott out of England’s World Cup qualifiers with stomach injury
Theo Walcott will have a minor procedure on his abdomen and has been ruled out until after the international break: http://t.co/xSMy37Jfcc
— Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 24, 2013
Theo Walcott will miss England’s vital World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Ukraine with an abdominal injury.
Arsenal have confirmed that Walcott will need surgery on the problem and that will rule him out beyond the October international break.
The winger missed the Gunners’ win over Stoke at the weekend with the injury and it has now been confirmed that he needs to undergo a minor procedure.
The operation will be carried out tomorrow in Germany
Manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website: “Theo will be out for a few weeks. He has developed some damage to his posterior abdominal wall. It’s not a hernia, but it’s a little structural problem in his abdomen.
“He will have the procedure in Germany on Wednesday and, because it’s so minor, we can begin his rehab immediately. We are pleased it’s being dealt with quickly and he shouldn’t miss too many Arsenal matches. But he will miss the forthcoming international matches with England.”
England face Montenegro on October 11 and Ukraine on October 15.