The bigger they come, the harder they fall – that’s how the saying goes. So when you’ve got a Big Fucking German in a crumpled heap it comes as little surprise that the damage isn’t pretty.
After catching his studs in the ‘turf’ at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, in an unfortunate incident which directly led to Sunderland taking the lead, Per Mertesacker took time out to post a picture of his injured ankle on Facebook.
As you can see from the above, it’s as good-looking as a Silvestre-Stepanovs hybrid.
Commenting on the current state of affairs, the German international confirmed (with what Arseblog News likes to think is his attempt at a Californian accent) that he was nervously awaiting the result of further examination.
“What a bummer. The foot doesn’t look too good and I have to wait for the physical examination. Right now I’m living with uncertainty…”
Already ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League showdown in Milan, it looks as though Arsene Wenger will return Thomas Vermaelen to the centre of defence while offering the chance for Kieran Gibbs to play his first match since returning from two groin surgeries.
Let’s hope Mertesacker hasn’t suffered any Per-manent damage. (*Bows head in shame*)