Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka hasn’t suffered a cruciate ligament injury following his unpleasant collision in the north London last weekend, but the star is still set to be out of action for an extended period.
This week, his wife posted a picture on social media, Instagram of the player wearing a leg brace and both Arsenal and Granit have been sweating over the results of a scan.
Fortunately for him, the injury isn’t as bad as it might have been and Xhaka has avoided an ACL tear.
According to Swiss outlet Blick, the Gunners received the news that Granit has a ruptured inner ligament in his right knee, which Arsenal may well consider as a lucky escape in spite of the lengthy layoff that accompanies it.
He will be sidelined for at least six to eight weeks, meaning the midfielder misses a host of matches for his team as well as both international breaks with his country, who he captains.
Xhaka is therefore likely to miss as many as 10 matches, including a string of massive away clashes in the Premier League, before returning to full fitness again around the start of December.