Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has confirmed he has suffered a stress fracture to his right foot but his club have since dismissed reports it will rule him out for the rest of the season.
The England international, who has been out of action since picking up the injury in a pre-season friendly, will be reassessed in two weeks to find out the full extent of the problem.
"I have developed a stress fracture in the heel now and I don't want to put any time scale on it as I do not know how long it will take," Wilshere wrote on Twitter.
"I will update you more in a couple of weeks when I know more!"
Reports had previously suggested that the fresh setback meant the youngster’s campaign was over but the club have released a statement denying the rumours.
It read: “The club can confirm Jack Wilshere has a small stress fracture to his right foot, however it is not accurate to state he has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
“The injury is in a different area to his previous surgery, and it will be reassessed in around two weeks’ time by our medical team and medical experts who have worked together throughout Jack’s recovery.
“This is a recognised complication of a complex rehabilitation process and, of critical importance, Jack’s initial injury is recovering well.”
The 20-year-old central midfielder was voted the club’s Player of the Season in 2010-11 as well as being announced the PFA Young Player of the Year.
Arsene Wenger’s side have struggled for consistency so far this season and currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League.