Reports that Kim Kallstrom has picked up an injury in his first training session for the club have been confirmed to be true, but suggestions that he could miss two or three months appear to be premature.
The story broke via the Swedish media who said that the midfielder could be sidelined for a significant period of his loan spell, but the BBC’s David Orstein has since Tweeted:
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) February 1, 2014
It would be just typical if he was out for a longer period, but let’s wait and see if there’s any official confirmation from the club before going crazy.
Also, if he is out, are the people who said he was a terrible signing and is of no use whatsoever allowed to complain?!
Quite the conundrum, let’s hope it’s not as serious as first suggested.
Update: The Mirror says it’s not a new injury, he arrived with it and hasn’t yet trained with the club. Which is odd because there are quotes, supposedly from Arsenal Communications Director, Mark Gonella, which seem to suggest it happened in training.
So, he was either signed with a short-term problem which we knew about and went ahead anyway with the loan deal, only to blame a training injury when it’s revealed it’s worse than we thought. Or something else has gone on.
Weird, weird, weird.
Futher update: The Gonella quotes on the AftonBladet (link above) website now say that the club knew he was injured when he signed.
Weirder, weirder, weirder.