Injury Update – Arsenal player dislocates finger, could be out for months

Ritabrata Banerjee / 17 September 2015

Wojciech Szczesny has been ruled out of action for a couple of weeks after he dislocated the ring finger in his left hand.

An official statement from AS Roma confirmed the news. The statement read: “Medical tests have revealed That Wojciech Szczesny dislocated the ring finger in his left hand During this evening’s Champions League tie with Barcelona Catalan side.

“The Polish goalkeeper was forced to leave the field after injuring the finger in a challenge with Luis Suarez in the 50th minute of tonight’s game. He will undergo further Top tests in the next few days to determinates the extent of the injury.”

As Roma hosted Champions League match against defending champions FC Barcelona. The La Liga side took the lead first after Ivan Rakitic assisted Luis Suarez. Suarez headed in an easy goal. 

But Barcelona’s joys were short lived after As Roma man Alessandro Florenzi scored a 35-yard long wonder goal. Ter Stegen was out of position and Florenzi’s long range attempt went in.

In the second half during a Barcelona attack, Luis Suarez accidentally struck Wojciech Szczesny on his hand. The on-loan Arsenal man was replaced because of the injury.

Szczesny was seen leaving the Stadio Olimpico with the last two fingers on his left hand strapped together on a splint.

The club though is yet confirmed the exact period of Szczesny’s absence from the first team.


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