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Danny Welbeck Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Ankle and Return

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Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2014

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 3

Danny Welbeck came on for England in a substitute appearance during Wednesday's friendly:


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England international and new Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck suffered an ankle injury ahead of the national team's clash with Norway on Wednesday.    

Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph reports England manager Roy Hodgson was told by doctors that it's only a minor issue:

Even so, Ian Dennis of the BBC notes it's unlikely the Three Lions are going to risk a more serious injury by playing him in the friendly:

Welbeck recently completed a move from Manchester United to Arsenal, per the Gunners' official website. He scored 29 goals in 142 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils and was tabbed to provide the Gunners with the some added flair in the attacking third.

Obviously his new club is going to be concerned about picking up a knock almost immediately after the signing, but it doesn't sound serious. After the Norway fixture, England open Euro 2016 qualifying next Monday against Switzerland.

Arsenal return to action on Sept. 13 against Manchester City. Barring any setbacks, Welbeck should be available for that match.


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