clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Two rotten teeth?! Arjen Robben’s mystery injury cured!

New, comments

It took an unscheduled visit from the tooth fairy and a Hertha Berlin team doctor help Mr. Wembley at last beat the lingering issues keeping him sidelined.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 07: Arjen Robben (R) and Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern Muenchen arrive for a training session at the club's Saebener Strasse training ground on February 7, 2019 in Munich, Germany. Photo by A. Beier/Getty Images for FC Bayern

Arjen Robben is already three months plagued by a nasty thigh injury that won’t go away. After a sprint in Säbener Straße a week ago, the problems recurred and his third comeback attempt failed. But thankfully, it seems that there is finally some clarity over his situation.

As per Bild, an infection caused by two rotten teeth were the reason for the problems throughout the body! Last Wednesday, the two teeth were removed. Robben’s last appearance was in November 27th against SL Benfica, where he scored two goals. After that, he tried to recover from his injury, but he was constantly faced with setbacks.

In his last interview with Bild, Robben discussed how frustrated he was by the myinjury:

We are trying everything, but at the moment it is not so good. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the problem, that you do not know exactly what it is. It’s really difficult. It’s very, very frustrating. You know, you try everything, you do everything. But at the moment, nothing good comes out. I was twice really close; I was back with the team. But then there were setbacks again.

Now the cause of all the pain had been found and resolved! Robben was also apparently suffering from a spinal blockage that was also treated, but it isn’t clear from Bild’s report whether it was related to the inflammation caused by the teeth.

Niko Kovač meanwhile is leaving no stone unturned. On Saturday, when the team was in Berlin, Kovač asked Hertha’s Dr. Thomas Sennewald, an osteopath, to examine Robben in the team hotel before the game. Kovač and Sennewald worked together in Eintracht Frankfurt and Croatian national team. Bild had no details, naturally, about Sennewald’s treatment. One wonders what Bayern’s official team doctor, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt will think.

Be that as it is, will this dental surgery and Hertha’s “miracle healer” at last help Robben to play again? We can only hope that this will be the end of his troubles and that he can enjoy the rest of his last season with Bayern!