Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that Aaron Ramsey's horror injury is not career-threatening.
Ramsey, 19, was feared to be fighting for his career after he suffered a double fracture of his right leg last weekend.
The Wales starlet was seriously injured following a challenge from Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross during Arsenal's 3-1 win at the Britannia Stadium.
However, after undergoing emergency surgery in the hours after the match, Wenger has revealed that the injury will not end the teenager's burgeoning career.
"He is as low as you can be when this happens to you and you are flying. Of course we were all very sad and very down after what happened to him," Wenger told the club's official website.
"The good news is the surgery went well and it is not a career-threatening injury. But it is two breaks and to get back to your best you need not only practice again but you need time to recover your coordination.
"He is a young boy and he will recover from this but it is a bad injury."