Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be ruled out for up to six weeks with a thigh strain, but Jack Wilshere is set to return, according to reports.
Ramsey suffered the injury in the 4-0 win against Hull in the FA Cup fifth-round replay on Tuesday, and had to be substituted in the second half.
Manager Arsene Wenger admitted after the match that he was “shocked” that three of his first-team players picked up injuries, with both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel also forced off.
Widespread reports claim that Ramey could be out for six weeks, meaning the Welsh midfielder would be out for almost the remainder of the season.
According to The Daily Mail, Ramsey was assessed on Wednesday and will be further assessed on Thursday to discover the extent of the injury.
Initial fears are that the 25-year-old will be out until late April at the earliest, meaning Ramsey would miss the majority of Arsenal’s remaining Premier League games as they look to claim their first league title since 2004.
The Daily Mail also claim that despite central defender Laurent Koscielny set to return from injury to face Watford in The FA Cup on Saturday, left-back Nacho Monreal is more likely to start in central defence.
With Ramsey adding to a long injury list that includes Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gunners fans will be boosted by the news regarding the return of Wilshere.
After suffering a hairline fracture in his leg back in August, Wilshere has not featured for Arsenal since last season’s FA Cup final in May.
Initial reports ruled the England international out for three months, but the 24-year-old has had setbacks in his recovery from injury.
However, reports suggest that Wilshere is set to return to action following the forthcoming international break.