Ramsey has successful op but Arsenal ace faces long spell out after leg break

01 March 2010 11:12
Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the rest of the season after suffering fractures to the tibia and fibula of his right leg. [LNB]The 19-year-old midfielder was injured in a horror tackle from Stoke midfielder Ryan Shawcross in the 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory at the Britannia Stadium. [LNB]The Wales midfielder underwent surgery but it is still to early speculate when the player might return. [LNB] Shocked: Arsenal and Stoke players can hardly look at Ramsey's leg[LNB]A club statement read: 'During yesterday's match against Stoke City, Aaron Ramsey sustained fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg. Yesterday evening he underwent surgery.[LNB]'The operation successfully reduced the fractures and whilst it is too soon to state an exact timescale for recovery, Aaron will certainly miss the remainder of this season. [LNB]'Our thoughts are with Aaron at this time and everyone at the club wishes him all the best in making as speedy a return to action as possible.' [LNB]Ramsey was rushed to a local hospital after the incident in the 65th minute of the game and was expected to be transferred to London today (Sunday). [LNB] Bad break: Ramsey was given oxygen as he left the field on a stretcher [LNB]Play was held up for five minutes while Ramsey was tended to on the field and a number of players appeared visibly distressed. [LNB]Shawcross himself left the field in tears after being shown a straight red card for the challenge. [LNB]Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger vented his anger at Shawcross, branding the tackle horrendous and saying his automatic three-match ban for the red card was "just ridiculous". [LNB]Stoke counterpart Tony Pulis, while condemning the tackle, defended Shawcross' character by saying he 'would never, ever go out to hurt a fellow professional'. [LNB] Sorry Shawcross reveals Ramsey regret after horror tackle crocks aceVIDEO: Arsenal boss Wenger hits out at Ryan Shawcross 'horror tackle'Stoke 1 Arsenal 3: Ramsey's horror injury overshadows Gunners victoryARSENAL FC

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