Emmanuel Frimpong feared the worst when he was stretchered off during Wolves 2-1 win at QPR. Having missed the whole of last season with a cruciate injury to his left knee, it has now been confirmed that he has exactly the same injury, but this time in his right knee.
Arsenal.com issued a statement which reads: Arsenal Football Club can confirm that on-loan midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee whilst playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Queens Park Rangers during the first half of Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Loftus Road.
Having had a similar injury to his left knee in 2010, Emmanuel will see specialists in London over the next few days before having surgery and starting a programme of rehabilitation.
Emmanuel is expected to be out for a number of months and will therefore miss the remainder of this season.
Everyone at Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers wish Emmanuel a swift recovery.
Frimpong himself also confirmed on his Twitter account that he will be out for some time. He said: “Bad News is that I’m out for 6-9 months with my Knee Gd,”
“I wanna thank all the wolves fans for their support since I’ve been here and really Hope wolves stay up this season.”
This is the second time that Frimpong’s impressive development has been arrested, but at least he managed to make 19 appearances for both Arsenal and Wolves this season. Let us hope that his bad luck has now run out (he hasn’t got any more knees!) and he will return just as strongly next season.