The news that Ryo Miyaichi is injured again comes as no surprise to me. My first observation of him made me worry about his ability to remain injury-free.
‘He’s a bit bow-legged’ I commented at the time. ‘That’s going to put a lot of strain on his legs and I reckon he’ll be in sick bay more than on the pitch’.
Of course, I desperately want to be wrong. Ryo has a super work ethic and magical ball control as well as blistering pace.
But now he won’t be playing for 4-6 weeks due to his latest injury setback, an ankle problem.
Let’s not forget our most potent weapon, Robin van Persie, is also slightly bow-legged. Hopefully, he’s got over his injury problems of the past.
And the most bow-legged player I’ve ever seen, Malcolm ‘SuperMac’ MacDonald became a bit of a legend at Highbury, despite only playing 84 games for Arsenal. SuperMac’s knee gave out after a couple of seasons and cut his stay at Arsenal short.
So keep your fingers and legs crossed that Ryo stays injury-free once he gets over this latest setback!