Abou Diaby injury update plus full injury history

Abou Diaby, not long returned from a three month lay-off, was substituted yesterday during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

After the game manager Arsene Wenger commented that the player had picked up a calf problem, saying

He told me he got kicked on the hip after he felt his calf. I don’t know how bad it is.

Diaby himself was optimistic that it wasn’t serious as he tweeted

Abou DIABY (AbouVDIABY) on Twitter

Diaby has suffered an extensive list of injuries since his ankle was shattered by a tackle from Dan Smith only a few months after the highly-talented midfielder signed for Arsenal. Struggling to maintain his fitness levels for any length of time, Diaby has consulted specialists and spent his summer trying to find a way to put his injury problems behind him.

Here is Diaby’s full Arsenal injury record:

Calf/Shin Injury 2013 February 23rd
Illness 2013 January 22nd
Thigh Muscle Strain 2012 September 29th
Muscle Injury 2012 September 7th
Calf Muscle Strain 2012 April 28th
Illness 2012 April 23rd
Hamstring Injury 2012 March 29th
Hamstring Injury 2012 March 3rd
Hamstring Injury 2011 November 26th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2011 July 22nd
Calf Muscle Strain 2011 January 2nd
Calf Muscle Strain 2010 December 30th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2010 October 19th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2010 October 4th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2010 September 13th
Calf Muscle Strain 2010 August 11th
Calf Muscle Strain 2010 March 27th
MCL Knee Ligament Injury 2010 February 17th
Calf Muscle Strain 2010 January 20th
Calf Muscle Strain 2009 November 7th
Ankle/Foot Injury 2009 October 10th
Groin Strain 2009 August 12th
Knee Injury 2009 July 27th
Thigh Muscle Strain 2009 April 1st
Calf Muscle Strain 2009 February 24th
Thigh Muscle Strain 2009 January 31st
Abdominal Strain 2008 November 22nd
Thigh Muscle Strain 2008 August 3rd
Thigh Muscle Strain 2008 April 25th
Calf Muscle Strain 2008 March 7th
Calf Muscle Strain 2008 February 8th
Back Injury 2007 November 22nd
Sprained Ankle 2007 August 14th
Concussion 2007 April 20th
Sprained Ankle 2007 February 25th
Knee Injury 2007 February 2nd
Ankle/Foot Injury 2006 May 1st


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Lee Hurley

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