Arsenal wish Jack Wilshere 'a speedy recovery' after broken leg ends midfielder's season

Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth, sustained the injury in a collision with Tottenham striker Harry Kane this weekend

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Jack Wilshere's season is over after Arsenal confirmed the midfielder has suffered a broken left leg.

Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth, sustained the injury in a collision with Tottenham striker Harry Kane this weekend, with the knock proving worse than first thought.

An initial X-Ray ruled out a break but a second scan is believed to have picked up a hairline fracture to his left leg.

The club confirmed the news in a short statement on Wednesday afternoon.

"Jack will undergo further specialist assessments in the forthcoming days to identify more specifics regarding the injury and also to structure a rehabilitation programme. It is hoped that Jack will be fit for the start of next season.

"Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery."

The prognosis is a similar injury to the one that ruled him out for most of the 2015-16 season and the England international is set to return to Arsenal to receive treatment.

The 25-year-old has made 27 appearances for the Cherries during his season-long loan deal from the Gunners - his biggest run of domestic outings since the 2013-14 campaign.

The injury was sustained during the second half of the 4-0 defeat to Spurs, when Wilshere clashed with Kane and was forced to leave the field with what looked like an ankle issue.

He was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left foot.

The injury comes at a bad time as he is due to enter contract talks with his parent club, with his current deal running until the end of the season.

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