midfielder had sustained a fracture
Jack Wilshere’s season is over after Bournemouth confirmed the midfielder had sustained a fracture of his left leg.Wilshere, on loan from Arsenal, was injured in a Panthers Authentic Jersey collision with the Tottenham striker Harry Kane. An x-ray ruled out a break but a second scan has picked up a hairline fracture to the left fibula. A club statement issued on Wednesday afternoon read: “Wilshere will undergo further specialist assessments to identify more specifics regarding the injury and also to structure a rehabilitation programme. He will miss the remaining five games of the season.”It has yet to be decided whether Wilshere will return straight away to Arsenal for his rehabilitation or stay with Bournemouth.“It is a big blow to lose Jack,” Eddie Howe said. “We have loved working with him since he arrived last August. He has made a huge contribution to our season, both on and off the pitch.”The Bournemouth manager added: “We wish him a quick recovery and thank him for his effort and professionalism while he was with us.”The injury is similar to the one that ruled out Wilshire for most of the 2015‑16 season. The 25-year-old has made 27 appearances during his season-long loan deal – his biggest run of domestic outings since the 2013-14 campaign.The break was sustained during the second half of the 4-0 defeat at Spurs, when Wilshere collided with Kane and was forced to leave the field with what looked like an ankle problem. He was seen leaving the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left foot.Wilshere’s latest setback comes at a bad time. He is about to enter contract talks with Arsenal and his deal runs only until the end of next season.Eddie Howe has made clear Bournemouth’s ambition to secure Jack Wilshere from Arsenal on a permanent basis but has suggested the final decision will rest with the England midfielder when he considers his future at the end of his loan spell.Wilshere is on a season-long deal at the Vitality Stadium after injury issues blighted his progress over recent seasons. He has proved his fitness by making 17 Premier League starts, establishing himself in Howe’s team http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Aleksander_Barkov_Jersey and impressing the management with his attitude, contribution and influence. The 25-year-old will have 12 months on his contract at Arsenal when he returns in the summer and, with no guarantees of a new deal or regular first-team football at his parent club, will need to assess his options.Bournemouth, whose record outlay is the initial £13m paid to Liverpool for Jordon Ibe last summer, are keen to buy Wilshere. “We would love that to happen,” Howe said. “I can’t rate Jack any higher as a person or a footballer, and how he’s come into the team and what he has delivered for us. But there has been no discussion with Arsenal.“As I see it, Jack’s on loan until the summer when we’ll look at it and Jack will look at it. He views this as his home at the moment, until the end of the season. His heart has been here from the day he walked in the door. There have been no problems there. But it’s his right to review his options at the end of the season and see where his career goes next.“His future is something we can worry about at the end of the season. Not now. We’ve got other things to think about. But it’s very much in Jack’s hands, and where he sees his career going next. We’re enjoying the relationship at the moment, but let’s concentrate on the football.”Wilshere’s has been a busy presence in the side since he joined on transfer deadline day in the autumn, when Milan, Roma and Crystal Palace were left disappointed by the player’s desire to move to Bournemouth. Howe remains unperturbed by the player’s record of no goals and only Hawks Youth Jersey two assists – the last of which set up Josh King in the 6-3 defeat at Everton last Saturday – in his 21 appearances.“From my perspective, I look deeper in terms of what he is doing and what he’s doing for the team,” Howe said. “This season we’ve improved a lot of the aspects of our play because of him. It’s not down to one individual in how you play, but he’s fitted into that team very well. He is producing more match-defining moments for me: the pass to Josh King against http://www.officialhawkstore.com/Kirk_Hinrich_Jersey Everton was sublime. I think there are more moments like that to come from him as he continues to improve.”Bournemouth go into the home match with Manchester City on Monday six points above the relegation zone, having won only once in eight top‑flight matches. Simon Francis, Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels, all key members of Bournemouth’s first-choice back-line, have failed to train this week because of injury.