The nature of Aaron Ramsey's leg-break meant that - to the surprise of many - he was able to walk unaided back into the training ground recently. The young Welshman underwent surgery immediately after the horrendous injury that followed a tackle by Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross at the Britannia Stadium at the end of February and, after a few weeks recuperation back home in Caerphilly, he returned to ‘work' to meet delighted team-mates and training ground staff.
"It's so good to be back here," said the 19 year-old, "you don't realise how much you'd miss football until you're not doing it for a long period of time, the days just become boring, so I can't wait to continue with my recovery and get back into action.
"What happened was a shock to everyone I think, but they've done unbelievably well to go back and win that game and they've carried on ever since. Hopefully that'll continue - obviously I'm very disappointed not to be out there on the pitch but I still feel a part of things and believe I've contributed over the season. I want to win the title as much as my team-mates do and hopefully they can achieve that for all of us."
And Aaron, similar to his good friend Kieran Gibbs, will at least get to enjoy some warm-weather recuperation. "I'm going on holiday to Dubai for a bit this week and then the medical team will reassess the injury and we'll go from there. Dubai will just be to relax, obviously my leg starts to ache if I walk on it too much, but it'll be nice to get away and have a bit of sun."
The full interview with Aaron features in today's Wolves matchday programme when he also reveals which other sportsmen have offered advice on his recovery, how much the support of the Gunners' fans has helped him and, having watched the challenge again, just what he thought about that fateful tackle.
Today's programme also features further exclusive interviews with Arsène Wenger, Cesc Fabregas, Gael Clichy and Jens Lehmann.
The matchday programme is available from programme sellers around the stadium, by calling 020 7619 5000 or by clicking here.