In the first game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest, Jurrien Timber suffered a significant knee injury.
The medical staff at the Emirates is seriously concerned about Timber’s injuries, according to The Daily Mail. To determine the severity of the problem, the Dutch defender had a number of examinations and scans.
Timber may have seriously damaged knee ligaments, which might prevent him from returning to action for months as opposed to just a few days. The 22-year-old has reportedly suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, but that hasn’t been verified yet.
The injury to the Netherlands international is a serious setback for both the player and Arsenal. After joining the Gunners earlier this summer for £40 million from Ajax, he was only getting started.
Timber was removed from the game during the 50th minute of the 2-1 victory over Forest. Mikel Arteta, the manager of the Arsenal, acknowledged that North Londoners are concerned about the player’s injury.
The new Arsenal center-back may have already had a severe setback when he first joined Arteta’s team.