Brighton & Hove Albion’s Solly March and Danny Welbeck are set for vital spells on the sidelines after sustaining accidents towards Manchester Metropolis.
March appeared to awkwardly bend his knee deep into stoppage time in Brighton’s 2-1 defeat by Metropolis on Saturday. The 29-year-old was taken off the pitch on a stretcher and changed by Jan Paul van Hecke.
Welbeck, in the meantime, needed to be withdrawn within the sixteenth minute of that match as a consequence of a hamstring drawback, with Evan Ferguson his alternative.
“Solly sadly is a really, very robust damage, crucial damage,” head coach Roberto De Zerbi confirmed on Wednesday. “We’ll lose him for a very long time. Welbeck the identical.”
March suffered a torn meniscus in February 2021 — which stored him out for the remainder of that season — whereas taking part in as a left wing-back towards Liverpool below former head coach Graham Potter. He has made seven Premier League appearances this season, scoring three targets and helping as soon as.
Brighton face Ajax within the Europa League on Thursday.
How large a blow is March’s damage for Brighton?
March will probably be a giant miss for De Zerbi — due to his versatility, his absence will probably be like shedding multiple participant from the squad.
March has thrived on the best wing below the Italian’s steering, including an finish product to his sport with extra targets and assists than ever earlier than.
He additionally confirmed in the way in which he handled Mo Salah within the 2-2 draw at dwelling to Liverpool that he can function competently as a third-choice left-back within the absences of Pervis Estupinan and Tariq Lamptey.
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