Conor Henderson out for six months
Arsenal boss Arsene Wegner has confirmed that his young Irish midfielder Conor Henderson faces at least six months on the sidelines after picking up a cruciate ligament injury.
The 19 year old had been expected to feature more in Arsene Wegener’s plans this season, and started against 1 FC Koln in a friendly on Saturday, only to be stretchered off in the first half. Today, his club boss has confirmed the extent of his injury, speaking to the club’s official website. “Conor has a knee injury and it looks as if it is a cruciate,” Arsene Wenger told Arsenal.com. “That means unfortunately that he will be out for six months at the very least.”
The player also confirmed the seriousness of the injury on his twitter account, stating “I have damaged my ACL and lateral meniscus and will miss rest of season.I’m absolutely devastated but am determined to come back stronger!”
Henderson made his senior debut last season, playing the entire FA Cup fifth round replay against Leyton Orient. A former England youth international, Henderson switched to the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level, and in March moved up to make his Irish U21 debut against Portugal.