Capello - No blame over Wilshere

Image: Wilshere: Facing three months on the sidelines with his ankle injury

Fabio Capello has rejected claims that England are to blame for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere's injury woes.

England boss defends use of injured midfielder

Fabio Capello has rejected the theory England are to blame for Jack Wilshere's injury woes. Wilshere has been ruled out for up to three months after failing to recover from the ankle injury he aggravated during a pre-season game in July. The original problem was sustained in the Euro 2012 qualifier between England and Switzerland in June. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is thought to be unhappy about the treatment Wilshere has received on England duty. However, Capello does not understand the argument and is adamant there is no need to feel any remorse.

Fit

"When I selected him, he was fit," said Capello. "During a game, it can happen, it's normal. People get shoulder, knee, head injuries. Something can happen in a tackle. It happened. "When he started the game he was fit. If he hadn't been, he wouldn't have played." Capello also queried Arsenal's decision to pack Wilshere off on holiday this summer instead of treating his injured ankle. "I spoke with the doctor," added Capello. "I know that he suffered the same two years ago. "It's true he suffered this accident against Switzerland. Afterwards he went on holiday. "It's not my job to say what happened but I hope he will be fit in a really short time for Arsenal and for us because he is a really important player for both."

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