Welbeck remains in hospital with ‘significant’ damage to ankle

first_img 1 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck faces a lengthy spell on the sideline due to the injury suffered against Sporting Lisbon.Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of the Europa League draw and the Premier League side described his ankle injury as “significant.”The 27-year-old continues to be assessed, with the Gunners set to provide a further update on his condition in the coming days.“Danny remains in hospital and will continue to be assessed,” the club posted on arsenal.com on Friday afternoon.“A further update will be issued over the next 72 hours.” no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Welbeck has endured a wretched injury record during his career with knee issues costing him months on the sideline.His latest setback comes after he landed badly on his right ankle having jumped for a header in the 25th minute of the Group E encounter at the Emirates Stadium.The 27-year-old received oxygen on the pitch and had his leg in a protective brace as he was taken off.Gunners head coach Unai Emery admitted after the goalless draw – which assured Arsenal’s qualification for the knockout stages – that Welbeck’s injury weighed heavy on his players.Team-mate Rob Holding has backed Welbeck to make another comeback and insists the Arsenal players will rally around their colleague.“I didn’t see it because obviously I’m at the other end of the pitch so I didn’t see exactly what he’d done,” he said.“But Danny is a tough lad so if he’s on the floor, I know its something serious and he’s gone off to hospital now and we’ll see what happens.“He’s been so unlucky with injuries over the past few years but he’s a good character and got a good set of lads around him so we’ll lift him up and get him back as soon as we can.“He can come back strong.” Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The referee hurries on the medical staff as the severity of Welbeck’s injury is quickly established RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY ADVICE REVEALED shining Most Popular In Football Arsenal cult hero, Perry Groves, told talkSPORT the club should offer Welbeck a new one year contract.“It would just take all the uncertainly away and that would help his rehab on the mental side of it,” he said in reference to the fact his current deal is up next summer.“He’s a wealthy boy now, it’s nothing to do with that, but for his mental well-being.“I think it would be magnificent gesture from my old club if they offered him a new contract.”last_img read more

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