Walcott missed Sunday’s Premier League win over Stoke after damaging his posterior abdominal wall and subsequent tests have determined that the problem is worse than first feared.
Arsenal have confirmed the winger will undergo a minor procedure in Germany, which will keep him sidelined until after the next international break.
“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,” manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website.
“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.”
Walcott will miss England’s World Cup qualifier double header against Montenegro and Poland on October 11 and 15, while he will also miss the Premier League games against Swansea and West Brom as well as the Champions League home game against Napoli.
Whats with Arsenal and injuries?! Not when we are leading the pack! COYG