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Koscielny
tigerline (IP Logged)
01 November, 2018 14:19
Many in the media and the message boards seem to be making the assumption that we will eventually get a fully-functional Koscielny back on the pitch at some point soon, like December. This is wishful thinking.

Koscielny will be a pure bonus if he ever comes back for any length of time. His injury was not a one-off accident that occurred in the course of a single, violent moment. This is not a sudden injury to an otherwise healthy athlete who can simply be surgically repaired, rehabbed, and returned to full strength.

He ruptured his Achilles tendon while jogging back upfield following a corner. He was not running, not jumping, not changing direction, and there was no contact. How and why did that happen? Recall that he had been diagnosed with chronic Achilles tendon pain in BOTH ankles for several years prior to the actual rupture in ONE of his ankles. It is documented that he has missed several matches and been subbed out of others for that very condition. His rupture was a result of that chronic degenerative condition (probably tendonosis as opposed to tendonitis) and, as such, he will be just as susceptible to recurrence of that Achilles pain or damage at any time. Rupture of the OTHER Achilles tendon is certainly at greater risk now as well.

Kos returning to significant playing time for even a short period would be a medical miracle.

From a pragmatic squad-management standpoint, we should be planning on a defence that will never include him again. Time to move on ...

 
Re: Koscielny
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
01 November, 2018 15:35
Villa want him apparently.



http://i63.tinypic.com/2dt9c3q.jpg

 
Re: Koscielny
weedz (IP Logged)
01 November, 2018 19:15
So, apparently, does Barca.

 
Re: Koscielny
Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
01 November, 2018 19:46
Quote:
weedz
So, apparently, does Barca.

Haha they only just got rid of Vermaelen. We definitely nee a dominant centre half next season.


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