Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his concern about the seriousness of the injury picked up by Ryo Myiachi in their 3-0 FA Cup win against Everton on Saturday.
The Japanese winger had just returned from a lengthy spell on sidelines, but was taken off on a stretcher after a tackle by Everton’s Kevin Mirallas.
Martinez praised the hard work of the youngster and hoped it wouldn’t mean an end to his season.
“Ryo picked up a very nasty knock and we’ll again look at that in depth over the next 24 hours,” he said. “It was desperately unlucky for him and the boy doesn’t deserve that for the professionalism and hard work he puts in every day. ”
“But we’ll pay close attention to him and ensure he is given every opportunity to make an impact before then end of the season.”
Obviously the injuries have affected his chances to develop as a player and suggests it might take another loan spell for him to convince Arsene Wenger he’s ready for Arsenal.
Good luck to him in his recovery.