Arsenal defender, Jurrien Timber is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in his right knee.
The 22-year-old Netherlands international sustained the injured during the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, August 12.
“Further to detailed assessments with consultant specialists since Saturday, we can confirm that Jurrien has sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee”. Arsenal said in a statement.
“Jurrien will undergo surgery in the coming days and will be out of action for a period of time.
“The support and expertise from our medical team and everyone at the club will now be focussed on Jurrien’s rehabilitation programme, to ensure he recovers well and is back playing as soon as possible.
Reacting to the injury setback, Timber posted on social media:
“Gutted to share my injury is more serious than expected, especially after the warm welcome I’ve received.
I wanted to repay you on the pitch, which will not be possible for the forthcoming period. Thanks for making me feel at home and see you at The Carpet.”