AFC Bournemouth can confirm that midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered a hairline fracture of his left fibula.
The England international, who is on a season-long loan at Vitality Stadium from Arsenal, sustained the injury midway through the second half of Saturday’s defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
X-rays after the game were clear but further scans showed a hairline crack of his left fibula.
Wilshere will now undergo further specialist assessments in the forthcoming days to identify more specifics regarding the injury and also to structure a rehabilitation programme. He will miss the remaining five games of the season.
“It is a big blow to lose Jack,” said manager Eddie Howe.
“We have loved working with him since he arrived at the club last August. He has made a huge contribution to our season, both on and off the pitch. We wish him a quick recovery and thank him for his effort and professionalism while he was with us.”