Young defender Isaac Hayden has undergone surgery on his right ankle and now looks set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
The 19-year-old, a former captain of Arsenal’s under-21 side, signed a new deal last February and has been included in Arsene Wenger’s first team set up this season.
He made his debut for the first team in the Capital One Cup victory at West Bromwich Albion in September 2013, partnering Per Mertesacker in central defence, and earned a second start in the same competition this season when the Gunners went out to Southampton.
Hayden’s latest post on Twitter is reasonably upbeat, but it does look like he could still be on the delicious morphine…
— Isaac Hayden (@IsaacHayden65) January 19, 2015
It’s not the first time the teenager has taken to social media to reveal an injury. Back in November he posted a picture of himself sporting a protective boot on his right ankle and was out of action until mid-December.
We’re yet to receive confirmation, but given the surgeon he’s thanking, James Calder, is the same ankle specialist who operated on Jack Wilshere it would appear that the old injury has now required an operation.
Arseblog News wishes him all the best with his recovery. That’s three in a week, pretty sure that’s a record for us.