Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi has revealed that Solly March and Danny Welbeck are set for a substantial spell on the sidelines due to injuries. The unfortunate incidents occurred during their recent match against Manchester City, resulting in March, a 29-year-old winger, leaving the pitch on a stretcher after what appeared to be an awkward twist of his knee. De Zerbi lamented the nature of the injury, stating that such unfortunate occurrences are inherent in football, although he did not provide specific details regarding the exact nature of the problem.
In the case of Danny Welbeck, a 32-year-old forward, he was forced to leave the game early due to a muscle injury, further exacerbating Brighton’s injury concerns. This adds March and Welbeck to the list of long-term casualties at Brighton, with Julio Enciso, Jakub Moder, Pervis Estupinan, and Tariq Lamptey already on that unfortunate roster.
Regarding March’s injury, De Zerbi emphasized the severity, noting that they would be without his services for an extended period, and the same goes for Danny Welbeck. While the manager acknowledged the significance of losing key players for an extended duration, he refrained from delving into the specifics of the injuries. He also expressed his reluctance to engage in excessive lamentation, as is sometimes the case with managers when they lose crucial players to injury.
Solly March, in particular, has endured a lengthy lay-off in the past, having suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in 2015, which resulted in him missing the second half of the 2015-16 season.