Danny Welbeck has been through a tough couple of years after suffering two serious knee injuries but the striker feels as if he’s coping well.
- Second knee injury sustained against Manchester City kept Welbz sidelined for 238 days
- Striker made return in January, has scored five goals and assisted four
- Welbeck admits he’s still not fully recovered but is getting there
On 4 May 2015, Welbeck was ruled out with ‘patella problems’; 122 days later, he would undergo surgery to correct these ‘problems’.
The striker wouldn’t return to football until 4 February 2016.
Three months later, the 26-year-old suffered another knee injury, which would go on to keep him out for a further 238 days.
Although Welbz has suffered a couple more problems here and there since his return in January, he’s only missed three games, and has scored five goals.
While you can tell that Arsene Wenger’s still understandably cautious with the former Manchester United man, Welbz is pleased with how he’s coping.
“My body has got to get used to the training load and playing in the matches so you do get your niggles here and there, it’s something you have got to cope with,” Welbeck told Arsenal Player.
“But I feel like I’m coping pretty well and have had no major reaction with my knee.
“I’ve not [played three games in a week]. But I’m looking forward to building on the stage I’m at the moment and obviously in the future I hope I will be playing three games in a week.”