Preston suffer Welbeck injury woe

11 March 2010 04:10
Preston on-loan striker Danny Welbeck could return to parent club Manchester United after breaking down in training on Wednesday.The 19-year-old, who missed North End's last three matches, suffered a reaction to a knee injury during a session at United's training ground. [LNB]"His knee swelled up after training," Ferguson told BBC Radio Lancashire. [LNB]"He'll have another scan on Monday but it's not looking good. It's a blow but we'll have to get on with it." [LNB]Welbeck became Darren Ferguson's first signing after taking over at Deepdale in January. [LNB][LNB] It's a blow for the lad because he was really enjoying it here Preston manager Darren Ferguson The England under-21 international, who had previously scored five goals for United, made his debut against Ferguson's former club Peterborough later that month. [LNB]He went on to score twice in three games, including a late winner against Ipswich on his home debut four days later. [LNB]But the Manchester-born forward has been sidelined since injuring his knee during the 3-0 defeat by Newcastle on 20 February. [LNB]"It's a blow for the lad because he was really enjoying it here," said Ferguson. [LNB]"He was at the game on Tuesday and the lads were pleased to see him. He was looking bubbly and raring to come back. [LNB]"I got the phone call off the physio and knew by his tone of voice it wasn't good news. [LNB]"Hopefully if the scan shows on Monday that there's no operation needed then there's a possibility he will come back. But I'm not overly optimistic about it."

Source: BBC_Sport