Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe has been ruled out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar due to injury. The England international underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin will be out for two months.
The Arsenal forward will be back to training in December, which automatically ruled him out for selection for Garry Southgate’s World Cup squad for Qatar 2022.
Arsenal released an official statement on their website to announce Smith-Rowe’s injury.
“In recent months, Emile Smith Rowe has been experiencing discomfort in his groin, which has limited his training and match appearances,” the club confirmed.
“Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4, and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin.
“This successful surgery took place in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation programme is already underway. We are hopeful that Emile will return to full training in December.
“Everyone at the club will now be supporting and working hard with Emile to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.”