Danny Welbeck’s injury woes continue as the forward picks up a hamstring injury, ruling him out of the first month of the season.

Danny Welbeck with Brighton and Hove Albion (Photo via BHAFC)
Danny Welbeck with Brighton and Hove Albion (Photo via BHAFC)k

Injuries have helped define Danny Welbeck’s football career as much as anything else, and the 30-year-old faces more time on the sidelines as it was confirmed he would be ruled out until after the first international break of the season in September.

“It’s a little recurrence of what he picked up at the end of last season,” Brighton’s Graham Potter told the media.

“It’s frustrating for him and for us, but we anticipate Danny coming back the other side of the international break in September.”

Welbeck missed 124 games for Arsenal through a variety of injuries that included his ankle, groin, hip, toe, knee (x4), thigh and other muscle problems. He followed that up by missing 18 games for Watford, with another hamstring injury, while another knee problem ruled him out for eight Brighton games last season.

The former Arsenal forward signed a contract with Brighton in October which was renewed in June this year. He has scored six goals, with three assists, in 24 Brighton games, averaging around 65 minutes per game.