Euro 2016: Arsenal's Danny Welbeck Ruled Out For Nine Months

Updated: 16 May 2016 12:56 IST

Danny Welbeck, 25, has made 35 appearances for England and scored 14 international goals

Euro 2016: Arsenals Danny Welbeck Ruled Out For Nine Months
Danny Welbeck, who only recently returned from injury, started Arsenal's previous game against Manchester City but exited the field after feeling knee pains. © AFP

London:

Arsenal FC have announced their England striker Danny Welbeck will be sidelined for nearly nine months after undergoing a surgery on the right knee. He will miss the Euro 2016 in France.

In a statement published on its official website on Wednesday, Arsenal said: "Specialists determined surgery was required after scans and tests revealed significant cartilage damage."

"Danny will miss the Euro 2016 Championship in the summer and his full recovery is expected to take approximately nine months," Efe quoted Arsenal as saying.

Welbeck, 25, who played 35 games with England and scored 14 goals, will miss his chance to feature in Euro 2016 and as well the first half of the 2016-17 season with Arsenal.

Welbeck returned to the pitch after picking up a nasty injury in March and started Arsenal's previous Premier League match against Manchester City before exiting the field after feeling knee pains.

"Everyone at Arsenal will be working hard with Danny throughout his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible," Arsenal added.

England will play in Euro 2016 in Group B along with Russia, Wales and Slovakia.

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Highlights
  • Danny Welbeck will be sidelined for nearly nine months
  • He underwent surgery on the right knee
  • The English striker will miss the Euro 2016 in France
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