Hor­rific Wel­beck in­jury con­cerns Emery

The Citizen (KZN) - - SPORT - Lon­don

– Arsenal striker Danny Wel­beck was taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter suf­fer­ing a “se­ri­ous in­jury” in their Europa League draw against Sport­ing on Thurs­day, the club’s man­ager Unai Emery said.

Wel­beck jumped for a header in front of goal at the Emi­rates Sta­dium and rolled over in pain af­ter land­ing awk­wardly on his an­kle.

He was given oxy­gen by med­i­cal staff be­fore be­ing taken off on a stretcher to a stand­ing ova­tion from the home fans.

“It’s the worst news. We think it’s a se­ri­ous in­jury,” Emery told re­porters, adding that Wel­beck, 27, had been taken to hos­pi­tal. –

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