Arsenal Reveal True Extent Of Hector Bellerin’s Season-Ending Injury

By The Editor
on 22nd January 2019

Hector Bellerin will be out for the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament rupture…


Arsenal have confirmed that Hector Bellerin has indeed ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out for six to nine months.

Bellerin collapsed suddenly without any contact in our 2-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday and his visible anguish made it clear that he was in serious trouble.

The replays on TV subsequently told the story with Bellerin following awkwardly as he attempted to close down a few Chelsea players and the potential damage to his left knee was obvious.

After the game, Unai Emery had hoped for some positive news from the MRI scan but the Spaniard did admit that he was fearing the worst for his compatriot.

Now, the club has confirmed the full extent of the injury and Bellerin now represents our third, season-ending injury this season.

Rob Holding ruptured his knee ligaments at Manchester United last month and was ruled out for a similar time period, while Danny Welbeck suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle earlier this season.

Bellerin’s injury comes at an awful time for both the player and the club with the 23-year-old enjoying his most consistent period in years.

The right-back was under intense scrutiny during Arsene Wenger’s final few years and it seems the managerial change has done him the world of good.

The only ray of light that comes from such a setback could be that Bellerin will be able to work on areas of his body he may have missed out on due to being fast-tracked through the ranks.

Thus, the cliché of ‘coming back stronger’ will actually become a reality.

Read the club’s statement on Bellerin’s injury below:

‘Further to the injury sustained during our match against Chelsea on Saturday, we can confirm that Hector has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
‘Hector will undergo surgery to repair this in the coming days. The rehabilitation process is expected to take between six to nine months and therefore rules Hector out of action for the remainder of this season.
Everyone at the club will now be working as hard as we can to ensure Hector is back on the pitch as soon as possible next season.’