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Club confirm Watson injury

After being taken off last night, Ben Watson is likely to miss the rest of the season after his nasty challenge with Martin Woods was costly for the midfielder.

Michael Regan

Wigan Athletic have just confirmed that Ben Watson has suffered a double leg fracture to the Fibula and Tibia after challenging for a 50/50 ball with Barnsley's Martin Woods. The midfielder was cared for on the pitch for a considerable amount of time before being taken off on a stretcher and shipped to Wigan A&E where to staff then confirmed the extent of Watson's injury.

After the horrible crunch was heard by several people in the crowd and on the pitch, fans and players were visibly distressed seeing Watson in the state he was in. Uwe Rosler told the Club Website about the details:

"Until everything was confirmed, we did not want to go on the record but we have now had time to make a good assessment. 

"Ben will receive the best possible treatment and we will do everything to help him make a speedy recovery. He is a terrific professional, a fighter, and I am sure he will return from this latest setback like he did a year ago when he went on to experience the high of scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley, and write himself into the heart of every Wigan Athletic supporter. 

"To lose a player and a person of Ben’s quality is a big blow to us but we will re-group and move on as a squad and keep trying to achieve our goals for the season, with the added incentive now of doing it for Ben."

The club have said that Watson will under go surgery ASAP also it is the same leg that he broke last year in the 3-0 defeat against Liverpool but X-Ray's show that the fractures were not in the same place as previously and are not considered a career ending.