Arsenal midfielder and one of their very own Jack Wilshere has not had an easy career. There were phases were he was one of the best midfielder in Europe but it all came tumbling down with one injury after another, periodically. In a candid interview, the Englishman revealed that his time injured was worsened by a period at home where his son suffered horrible physical medical experiences.
Jack Wilshere opened up : “One injury always plays in my head. It was in 2016, maybe 2015, and I picked it up in training.
“It was tough to take because I was making my way back to where I wanted to be and all of a sudden my four-year-old son was having seizures on the floor.
“It happened every day for maybe three or four months and there were times when in the middle of the night I’d be rushing to hospital.
“Me and my wife would sit up most nights because most of the seizures were happening at night.
“I just forgot about football. I remember saying to my wife, ‘I’m not sure I can do this any more’.”
“A few people knew. That’s why I speak so highly of Arsene Wenger, because he was brilliant. He said to me, ‘Listen, you deal with your son, you take however long it takes’.
“This is why this injury took so long. People don’t realise that.
“They say, ‘He’s always injured, he’s injury-prone, he’s never going to be fit’ — but they don’t realise what goes on behind closed doors.
“For the first four, five months of that rehab I didn’t want to be rehabbing.
“I was in and out of hospitals, I wasn’t sleeping because of my son and I didn’t really care, to be honest with you, because my main focus was him.
“It makes you change the way you think about things and life, because anything can happen.
“I’m a footballer and it’s great but family comes first, always. Thankfully now my son is good.”