Arsenal Issue Formal Injury Update As Star Undergoes Fresh Operation

By on November 13, 2018

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Arsenal have finally issued a formal update on Danny Welbeck after confirming the striker has undergone a second operation on his broken ankle.

Welbeck suffered the injury after falling awkwardly while challenging for a routine header during the first half of Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the group stages of the Europa League last Thursday night.

The striker immediately signalled to the bench that the issue was serious and he was given lengthy treatment by the medical team before being stretchered from the field in the 30th minute with his right ankle in a protective brace.

Welbeck was taken to hospital with a broken ankle and Unai Emery confirmed after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Wolves that the forward had undergone surgery on Friday afternoon but the boss refused to speculate over how long he’d be ruled out for.

The club have now issued a formal update on to reveal that Welbeck has now undergone a second operation on his ankle, with both procedures completed without complication – which is great news.

The update on said:

Further to sustaining an injury last Thursday against Sporting CP, Danny has undergone a second planned operation on his right ankle.

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.

The club are still reluctant to put any time-frame on Welbeck’s recovery as a lot will depend on how his injury recovers over the coming weeks but I think it’s safe to say he’ll be facing a race against time to play again this season.

It’s a huge blow to Arsenal as Welbeck had started the season well with 5 goals in 13 appearances, despite not being a regular, so we’re certainly going to miss his presence in the squad over the coming months.


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