Jack Wilshere has confirmed, via his Twitter account (naturally), that he will be out for 2-3 months.
I can confirm I will be out for around 2-3 months! I am working hard in the gym to stay fit and I am gutted but I will be back stronger!
The Arsenal midfielder started to feel pain in his right ankle after the end of last season, one of the reasons Arsene Wenger was able to withdraw him from the England U-21 Championships. The club originally had hoped he'd be back to training in just a few weeks; next that he would return after Arsenal's Champions League playoff tie. Now it seems that Wilshere could be out until December, continuing to baby his ankle by keeping it in a protective boot for a month. If the extended rest isn't enough to let his ankle heal, the 19-year-old will face surgery. With Wenger himself admitting they played Wilshere injured last season, because they had no choice, perhaps it's time to reconsider clubs' approaches to injuries. Arsenal, of all teams, seems like it could use a new approach to players' knocks and niggles.