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Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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Surgery for Wilshere

LONDON (AP):

Arsenal says midfielder Jack Wilshere is to undergo surgery on his left fibula and is expected to be out for three months. The decision was made after scans showed healing from the initial injury, a break in August, was not progressing as well as hoped. The England international will have a small plate inserted into his leg.

Wilshere missed a majority of the 2014-15 season after undergoing left ankle surgery last November, returning in April for the last six games of the season.

 

German footballers to wear 'Refugees Welcome'

BERLIN (AP):

All football players across the Bundesliga first and second divisions are to show their solidarity for people fleeing war and poverty by wearing patches for this weekend's round. All players will carry a patch on their left arm saying 'We're helping, (hashtag)refugeeswelcome' instead of an advertisement logo for logistics company Hermes. The initiative is also being supported by German tabloid Bild. Hermes gave up advertising in a similar manner last season to help German Cancer Aid.

Hertha Berlin General Manager Michael Preetz said: "The refugees crisis concerns everyone;, nobody can look away. We Bundesliga clubs can ... no, we must use our reach, influence and ability to help the many refugees who have already suffered so much. 'We're helping, (hashtag)refugeeswelcome' is a brilliant initiative and one we're happy to support."

 

Late nights and sleep-ins for Aussies

CANBERRA, Australia (AP):

The Australian swimming team is fine-tuning a routine for late nights and sleep-ins as it prepares for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 47 swimmers and 33 support staff and coaches are in camp this week at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where they're simulating the schedule they'll have to contend with in Rio - heats in the early afternoon, with finals from 10 p.m. until midnight.