Arsenal forwarder, Danny Welbeck may not play football again after he suffered a severe injury during Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon.
Injury to #Welbeck. Possible fracture dislocation of ankle which could [be] career ending,
Wilson wrote on Twitter.
“Structures within the ankle which could [be] injured [are] the medial, lateral, anterior & posterior ligaments, tibia, fibula & talus bones as well as chondral surfaces. Will need [to be] imaged #AFC.
“X-ray will [be] used as 1st line of imaging [to] assess integrity of bones: tibia, fibula, talus, calcaneous & other smaller bones in foot especially – 5th [metatarsal]!
“He will also [have an] MRI within next 24-48 hrs [to] assess soft tissue structures such as ligaments muscles tendons & chondral surface.
“High velocity impact and landing from a height – the forces involved can be comparable to a road traffic collision.”
Wilson, who holds multiple degrees in sports medicine and has worked for three football clubs, has now provided a devastating verdict on the potential severity of the injury.