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Gibbs out for rest of the season

LONDON, January 22 – Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has been ruled out of the remainder of the season after it was announced he was to undergo surgery on his foot injury.
Gibbs broke a bone in his left foot in a tackle with Eliaquim Manga of Belgian club Standard Liege during a Champions League match in November.

But the facture has failed to heal fully and Gibbs is now due to have a bone graft in order to help him make a complete recovery.

The 20-year-old is expected to be sidelined for five months, ruling him out of the remainder of a season where Premier League leaders Arsenal are mounting an impressive challenge for the English title and ending Gibbs’s hopes of being included in Fabio Capello’s World Cup squad.

"Needless to say I’m gutted – there’s just no other word," England Under-21 international Gibbs told the Official Arsenal Magazine.

"The other option to surgery would have been to wait and let the bone grow in my foot, but we didn’t want to do that because I’d have to wait another six weeks just to have another scan.

"I’d run the risk of it carrying on into next season, and we don’t want to do that."

Left-back Gibbs added: "I’m now just looking to recover from the injury, work really hard and be ready for next season."

Arsenal do have cover at left-back with French youngster Armand Traore on ready to come in if first-choice Gael Clichy is unavailable.

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5 Comments

  1. maunickam

    August 10, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Down boy down!! baaad doggie!!! eeewwwe!! Disgusting.. Shame on you woman.. and shame on you twice “man”!!!

  2. Robert Bogonko

    August 10, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Really intimidating. At this rate man seems to me as an endangered species.

  3. NUH BIGGIE

    August 10, 2012 at 7:08 am

    is that a big deal fo real? some of you mean need to travel around the world n drop the bs of ass whipping life a wifey is your baby not a lover…lets grow up men.

  4. irene musumba

    August 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

    One of the most disgusting things you’ve ever seen in your life is a woman’s weave on a dashboard??? You need to get out more…

  5. Annie

    August 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

    How are you even sure that the car is his…he is probably just driving it….but anyway..also don’t agree with airing weaves in public.

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