Monday 16 September 2019

Arsenal announce Danny Welbeck has had two successful operations on his ankle

Welbeck faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Danny Welbeck sustained a broken ankle during last week’s Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon (Nick Potts/PA)
Danny Welbeck sustained a broken ankle during last week’s Europa League clash with Sporting Lisbon (Nick Potts/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has had two successful operations to repair his broken ankle, the Premier League club have announced.

Welbeck, 27, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering what the club described as a “significant” injury in last week’s goalless Europa League draw against Sporting Lisbon.

“Further to sustaining an injury last Thursday against Sporting CP, Danny has undergone a second planned operation on his right ankle,” Arsenal said in a statement on their official website.

“Both procedures went well, without complications. Danny will now recuperate and start his rehabilitation. It’s too early to say how long this will take.

“Everyone at the club will now be providing Danny with the best possible treatment and support in order to make him fit again as soon as possible.”

Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno revealed Welbeck shared a FaceTime call with his team-mates before Sunday’s draw with Wolves.

Head coach Unai Emery arranged for Welbeck to speak to the players as they prepared for the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

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