Monday, March 16, 2009
Rosicky’s injury not considered serious
By 1970’s Gooner
The latest set back suffered by Tomas Rosicky has been widely reported in the British press as a return of his hamstring injury. But nothing can be further from the truth.
Sky and other media have been reporting that Tomas’s hamstring flared up as soon as the training regime was stepped up. This was after Arsene Wenger himself announced the latest set back. But interestingly he did not reveal what the problem was:
"Tomas has had a little set-back of one week so he will be out for two weeks again," manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
Arsenal Analysis can reveal that it is Tomas’s groin and not his hamstring that has troubled him. This has been the verdict of Czech Republic national team coach Peter Rada. He met Tomas recently in London.
"Tomas has discontinued training for a few days but what is important is that this is not because of hamstring injuries.
His knee is absolutely fine, it’s holding up one hundred percent.
Tomas has a small problem with the groin, which would require only a few days of rest. Then he will return to full training” he said.
Rada has been visiting London Colney to assess Tomas’s fitness and also held talks with Arsene Wenger. His comments have been published on the official Czech FA web site. He went on to say:
"Tomas’s knee can now withstand the full load. Training is not a problem and he can do with the ball absolutely everything. He is even surprised himself that the knee has no problems”
It seems that, like Eduardo, being out of action for so long brings out a lot of small niggling injuries.
But this is indeed good news for Tomas who looks like making his return to reserve team action by the middle of next month.
Let’s hope he does not get any more injuries.