Injury analyst Ben Dinnery has delivered an update on Arsenal star Takehiro Tomiyasu following the versatile defender’s recent calf issue. Tomiyasu was forced off in the second half of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Wolves, with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta remaining hopeful regarding a swift return to action.
However, the Spaniard revealed earlier this week that the 25-year-old’s prognosis was worse than initially hoped. People understands that the Japanese international is now facing four to six weeks on the sidelines,
Although there is some hope that he could be back before then if his rehab progresses positively.
It isn’t the first time that he has suffered from calf issues either. In fact, Tomiyasu injured both of his calves during the 2021/22 campaign whilst also suffering from problems in that area during his time with Bologna, as per Transfermarkt.
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When asked if the talented Arsenal full-back is likely to face similar injuries in the future,
Injury expert Dinnery told to media, on behalf of stocklytics.com:
“In terms of injury incidents and setbacks, we have two major red flags. History.
When you suffer a hamstring problem or if you have recurring calf problems,
Then you are more susceptible and are more prone to that.
“Secondly, fatigue. When the games are coming thick and fast and we’ve seen with Ben White,
Who has been carrying an ongoing niggle in recent times
And maybe that has restricted his amount of minutes and maybe placed more of the onus on Tomiyasu when Mikel Arteta maybe would have preferred to rest him in some cases.”
He continued: “The number of calf problems that we have seen with Tomiyasu is enough to make you aware that players need to be managed in different ways.
It’s understanding what are the limitations of Tomiyasu and what needs to be done off the pitch to try and maintain the levels on the pitch.