Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is set to be out of the field for at least four months after suffering from a partial ligament rupture during Sunday’s draw against Liverpool. Fabregas got injured while being involved in a challenge with Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso and went out at half-time.
“The news is not good,” manager Arsene Wenger said. “It will take three to four months, we count four. He will be working hard to come back earlier but I count four months.
“The challenge by Alonso was fair and honest, I have no problem with it. It is exactly what I have said many times, it is the kind of thing you accept in the game that can happen. I don’t feel there was any intention to hurt, it was purely accidental.”
The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Fabregas, 21, was made the captain just a month ago after William Gallas was stripped off due to some comments he made about his teammates and their performance.
Meanwhile, the Spaniard will not be needing any surgery for his damaged knee. The news came after he traveled to Barcelona to consult specialist doctor Ramon Cugat.
“After consulting with the best doctor possible, we’ve decided not to operate. If it would have been necessary it would have been the first thing I would have done, but the doctor recommended to me not to do it because I’m young and the meniscus is not damaged,” Fabregas was quoted as saying in Marca.
More photos and a video of Cesc Fabregas are below.
Cesc Fabregas Video