Arsenal Say Sead Kolasinac Suffered 'Significant' Shoulder Injury vs. Everton

Arsenal's German-born Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac (R) goes off with an injury during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Arsenal have confirmed that Sead Kolasinac suffered a “significant” injury to his right shoulder in their 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday. 

On their official website, the Gunners said he “will undergo further specialist assessments” this week to determine the extent of the problem.

Kolasinac started the match but had to be taken off after just 18 minutes. 

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international, who missed three games in December with an ankle injury, suffered the injury when he landed heavily after a coming together with Everton’s Djibril Sidibe.

Simon Collings of the Evening Standard reported he could be out for over a month:

Fortunately for the Gunners, Bukayo Saka has shone at left-back this season despite being a winger.

The 18-year-old assisted Arsenal’s first goal against the Toffees with an excellent cross:

He has been an enormous source of creativity for the Gunners this season:

While Kolasinac’s injury is not ideal for Arsenal, it will at least allow Saka to continue gaining invaluable first-team experience in his absence.

What’s more, Kieran Tierney is also returning at the right time after he dislocated his shoulder in December. 

Per the Gunners’ website, he is targeting a return to full training by the end of February.

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