Arsenal Star Offers Positive Injury Update
Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck has offered an update on his recovery from knee surgery and says he’s on course to returning to action in the New Year
Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck has offered an update on his recovery from knee surgery and says he’s on course to returning to action in the New Year, according to the Express.
Welbeck suffered a knee injury back in April last season and at the time he was only ruled out for a matter of days by boss Arsene Wenger as the club initially thought it was a minor issue.
However, it proved difficult to shake-off and Welbeck ended up missing the rest of the 2014/15 season – including the FA Cup final – and the 24-year-old then failed to go on our pre-season tour of Asia as he continued to struggle with the injury.
The decision was finally taken in early September to operate and Welbeck was ruled out indefinitely as he faced a long road back to full fitness, with England boss Roy Hodgson fearing the attacker may not return until March, putting his Euro 2016 chances at risk.
Arsenal then insisted that Welbeck should be fit around the New Year and the player has now reiterated that time-frame after giving reporters an update on his recovery.
The former Manchester United forward has been quoted in the Express as saying that he finally feels on the road to recovery after getting out of his leg brace and walking again and he expects to be back in action at the turn of the year.
“It’s difficult to put an exact date on [a return] – around the New Year.
“After I had the operation I was in a leg brace for about four weeks, which wasn’t easy. I had to do a lot of machine work, about six hours a day.
“It’s good to finally be out of the brace now and walking. It feels like I’m getting that little bit closer to getting back out on the pitch.”
Losing Welbeck for such a long time was a huge blow but thankfully his recovery is going well and it looks like he should be available again for the second half of the season.
However, Theo Walcott has stepped-up in his absence and is making the centre-forward role his own, so Danny has a real fight on his hands to force his way back in to Wenger’s starting line-up when he does eventually return to action.
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