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Football news - Manchester United trio send sympathy to injured Danny Welbeck, striker in hospital

United trio send sympathy to injured Welbeck, striker remains in hospital
By Eurosport

09/11/2018 at 15:47Updated 09/11/2018 at 16:00

Danny Welbeck's England team-mates have wished the Arsenal forward a speedy recovery from his horror ankle break.

Welbeck was taken off on a stretcher and given oxygen in his side's Europa League game against Sporting on Thursday after landing awkwardly from an attempted header.

He was carried off the pitch minutes later to a standing ovation from the home fans.

Arsenal said in a statement that 27-year-old Welbeck would continue to be assessed.

"Significant right ankle injury," said Arsenal. "Danny remains in hospital and will continue to be assessed. A further update will be issued over the next 72 hours."

"The worst news tonight are these injuries," said manager Unai Emery on Thursday night. "We think it's a serious injury.

"Every injury is different. He broke something in his ankle and it's a different injury than another.

"Now he's at the hospital and the news is at the moment we are going to wait, but we think this is a serious injury."

Manchester United and England players Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford all expressed sympathy.