Poor old Danny Welbeck has not got a contract with Arsenal for next season, and he must be absolutely devastated right now after breaking his ankle last week and will be desperate to be back to his normal self before next summer. The club have announced that he has had a second operation which only emphasises the seriousness of the situation.
Further to sustaining an injury last Thursday against Sporting CP, Danny has undergone a second planned operation on his right ankle.
Both procedures went well, without complications. Danny will now recuperate and start his rehabilitation. It’s too early to say how long this will take.
Everyone at the club will now be providing Danny with the best possible treatment and support in order to make him fit again as soon as possible.
They say it’s too early to guess at how long he will be out, but a quick search of Google will tell you that the minimum time before you can start running is three to four months after surgery, and that is just the start of getting your fitness back, assuming that there are no other complications.
So it is possible that Danny could start gentle basic training probably in March if all goes well, and then maybe join the team in training in April with a view to getting his strength and power back.
So I would say yes it is possible he could play again this season, but if he does it will be very close to the end of the campaign. Will he be able to do enough to persuade Arsenal to give him a contract extension? That is another question altogether.