After Danny Welbeck hobbled off against Manchester City on Sunday, everyone knew it wasn’t good, including the player.
Now, the reliable @AFCAMDEN has revealed that it looks as if the former Manchester United goalscorer could be out from three to six months. Although there remains to be a full assessment and report on Wednesday, it’s not looking good and the blow this could have on the 25-year-old could be catastrophic.
Welbeck's injury looks a bad one & thoughts at the moment are anywhere between 3-6 months. Full results on Wednesday. Gutted for the boy.
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) May 9, 2016
Following our 2-2 draw at the Etihad, Arsene Wenger admitted that he was worried and acknowledged that Welbeck could miss Euro 2016 in France this summer, which will be, quite simply, heartbreaking for the lad.
“When I say good [news], that means he will not be out of the Euros,” he said.
“The bad news would be if he is out of the Euros, but I don’t know. I’m an optimist. I don’t know if it is a lateral meniscus. Let’s wait until we get the real diagnosis.”
After 10 months sidelined due to an injury on the opposite knee, it could well be that Danny was overcompensating on the other side. Combine this with being potentially overplayed due to our lack of goals from other individuals and Mesut Ozil being left at home due to a slight hip injury on Sunday, meaning he probably started when he wasn’t supposed to, and you have a recipe for disaster.
I truly hope that it’s not as serious as initially thought but it’s not looking good at all.