There is great news coming out of Wales this weekend. It appears that Aaron Ramsey has started making significant progress in his rehabilitation.
The News of the World is reporting the 19-year-old is running again.
This is just four months after his right leg was shattered by a horrific challenge by Stoke's Ryan Shawcross.
The news is revealed by Wales’s assistant manager Dean Saunders.
He tells the newspaper (not online):
"Aaron is running now and just needs the pin taken out at some stage.
"That's a decision he will make soon when he's ready, but from what I've heard, he's progressing brilliantly.
"He's a great talent who should be showing us that on the football pitch."It is obviously excellent news for Arsenal but I doubt we should be reading too much into this.
There were expectations that he could return by October but I don't think Arsenal have got a time frame in mind.
I would imagine after such an awful injury Arsenal will not want to put pressure on the player until he is 100% ready.
An update on the Arsenal.com injury page, physio Colin Lewin said:
"Aaron will make a full recovery. Other footballers have suffered a similar injury.
" The surgery went very well and the early signs are very good. We don't expect Aaron to return until the early autumn. He has some metalwork in there and that provides the stability for the fracture.
"The specialists have encouraged him to walk and this weight-bearing will aid the fracture healing. It’s early days but the signs are very good."