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Walcott dislocates shoulder!!!

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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has dislocated his shoulder while training with England ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Germany in Berlin


This is very bad news, we already have quite a few injuries. Wenger will not be pleased especially after his comments this week on the very badly timed internationals. Thoughts?

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posted Nov 21, 2008

I love how its a meaningless freindly in preparation for the World Cup, but when a premier league club play a freindly pre-season, it suddenly means a lot more?

Injuries happen. Capello could easily turn around and lash out at every single premier league manager beacuse he doesn't have his full squad for the freindly.

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posted Nov 21, 2008

RajjGroo - that has to be the stupidest post in this thread !!!

Pre season friendlies are played within 6 weeks of a season starting <doh>. They are FAR from irrelevant.

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posted Nov 21, 2008

I am surprised that poor old Wenger did not suggest that this was a concerted attaack by the FA and the Hammers to destroy his team. Good only knows what will happen when all those young Gooners get through to be in the England Team. That will be too much for him!

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posted Nov 21, 2008

no Rooney and Ferdinand didn't play at stoke im afraid

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posted Nov 21, 2008

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posted Nov 21, 2008

DelhiGunner (U13707248)

Interesting post.

Alternative therapy should always be considered!

I have more trust in systems which have been around for thousands of years before Western medicine (like acupuncture and other energy flow regulatory techniques).

Ripping into joints (cartilage, ligaments and tendons) is not always the best option, unfortunately this aggressive method can produce results in a strict timeframe (football as a business needs delivery dates for players..), rather that wating on the "let's see" principle.

Our season is ****ed anyway, I would try and let Walcott recover with as little traumatic surgery as possible.

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posted Nov 21, 2008

Subject : Injuries to players during Internationals.
Since international games are played under the auspices of Fifa, perhaps the suffering team can be given the option to sign a replacement before the allowed time of 1st of January or 1st of July ( as appropriate ) .

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posted Nov 21, 2008

"Arsene Wenger... arrogant... at least he allows his players go and play for their countries (who also want ot play for their countries) - not like the other "big four" and their players all with their "short-term" injuries."

Benitez couldnt allow Gerrard to go, he;s injured, confirmed by the England doctors. robbie Keane was released only to come back. Torres hadn't reached full fitness yet went off with the Spain team. Mascherano went to captain Argentina in Scotland. And what's this about short-term injuries? Just bad luck Walcott had to suffer from one that is lengthy. Fortunately Gerrard's isn't but he will still be missed come Saturday and midweek in the Champs League.

"Managers like Wenger and Benitez have to accept that if you want to sign the best players, they're more than likely going to be international players. And if you want international players, you have to live with the fact they're going to be playing international games and may get injured in the process. If you don't like it, build a team of non-international players instead."

Eh? Any league manager happy to let their player/s go to international duty? Benitez hasnt stopped anyone going off to international duty deliberately when they're fit. He could have stopped Mascherano goig to the Olympics but he didn't. So what is this about not letting players go?

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posted Nov 21, 2008

He got injured 'serving' his country. If Aresenal can claim damages from the FA for his injury then why not the other way round? What if Walcott got injured before an England game playing for Arsenal, i should imagine veryone would think it ridiculous for the FA to then turn and ask for damages.

This is disgraceful. It needs to stop. If i was a player in Theo Walcott's situation and my club were filing for damages i would urge my club to not go ahead with it.

Lets say if this does go ahead, what about the fact he was training with England makes it more damaging than if he got injured playing for Arsenal. Why don't clubs sue other clubs for injuries during games (obviously when accidental as most injuries are)? Why don't clubs sue each other if a player gets injured on an opponents pitch? Why don't clubs sue their ground staff if their players get their studs caught in the surface and cause ligament damage? Why don't clubs sue boot makers when players break bones in their feet?

It is the highest honour to play for your country, and i feel it should take priority over club football. This is why England haven't won trophies in the last 20 or so years. We have the players but not the system geared towards a committed England football team.

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posted Nov 21, 2008

Yes, some players who pulled out of the midweek internationals will be back 'terrorising' defences come Saturday. This should be investigated, or capelo should drop anyone who thinks they can just walk into the England set-up when it suits them. i know I'll be blasted here for saying this but its one of the ills that lets the national team down. Anyone can see that the guys who came played their socks off, and why change a winning team. Let those that didn't play fight for their places back in the national side.

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