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Ozil's slow back injury recovery blamed on Fortnite addiction

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Arsenal haven't been able to count on Mesut Ozil since October 5, with the German having been kept on the sidelines with a persistent back injury.

Unai Emery has stated that the player is working hard on his own to be able to return, but he has been accused by others of playing the videogame Fortnite too much and it has been suggested that the hours in front of a screen are hurting his back.

According to a report in the Daily Star, the Wasted on Fortnite website shows that Ozil has played 5,221 matches and this works out at an estimated five hours per day of videogame play.

German publication Bild have consulted a medical expert, who stated that this addiction could indeed be prolonging his back injury and delaying his return to action.

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