Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling hospitalised in Bali after fainting

first_img Chris Smalling 1 England defender Chris Smalling was taken to hospital in Bali after fainting due to food poisoning, Manchester United have announced.The club report the 26-year-old is now “feeling fine” following the bout of sickness.United issued a statement in response to reports from abroad claiming Smalling had been rushed to hospital following a surfing accident.There was also a photograph claiming to show Smalling on a drip with his head bandaged and neck apparently in a brace. It was suggested Smalling had suffered a heavy fall while surfing.United’s statement read: “Manchester United can clarify Chris Smalling has had food poisoning during his holiday which resulted in him fainting on Sunday.“The 26-year-old defender was taken to the hospital and is now feeling fine.“Smalling is currently on vacation in Bali following his time with England at Euro 2016 before reporting back for pre-season training later this month.“Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes.”Smalling began his summer holiday last week following England’s elimination from Euro 2016.Smalling’s management company Wasserman Media Group also moved to quash rumours the incident was anything more serious. “Following pictures that have been circulating online this morning and contrary to unfounded media speculation we can confirm that Chris was taken to hospital after fainting due to a severe case of food poisoning while on holiday in Bali,” said a statement.“Chris would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and is now feeling fine.”last_img read more

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Welbeck shares FaceTime call with Arsenal squad before Wolves draw

first_img“He looked very happy and I think he was happy to talk to us because he is still a big part of our team and we will support him to have a good time when he is injured.“I think that is a big quality of the manager because he always wants to have a team, not just one player, one player, one player (individuals) and I think this meeting was very motivating for us and for every player to play for Danny because everybody likes him.”Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 16 games with a draw, which could easily have been a first defeat since August.Wolves were the better side for much of the contest and only a string of smart saves from Leno kept the hosts in the game.Substitute Morgan Gibbs-White hit the crossbar in injury time as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side almost sealed the win. Mkhitaryan salvaged a point for Arsenal against Wolves It remains to be seen how long Welbeck will be on the sidelines, but head coach Unai Emery arranged for him to speak to his team-mates before the 1-1 draw with Wolves.He could not inspire the Gunners to a win, with substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan levelling four minutes from full-time after Ivan Cavaleiro’s goal looked set to be enough for the visitors.“We talked to him because of the coach before the game in the meeting, we had a FaceTime session with him,” Leno said after the game.“It was very good, we wanted to win for him. We all are sorry for him for his injury, and hope he will have a good recovery and to see him on the pitch because he’s an important player for the team and also in the dressing room. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News MONEY 2 Danny Welbeck gave his team-mates moral support via FaceTime Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Danny Welbeck did not let his broken ankle keep him away from the Arsenal dressing room, as goalkeeper Bernd Leno revealed the striker joined the team via FaceTime before the Wolves game.The England forward suffered a gruesome-looking injury when he fell awkwardly on his ankle during Thursday night’s Europa League stalemate with Sporting Lisbon. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice REVEALED RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF huge blow In taking a share of the spoils Arsenal have now secured nine points from losing positions this season – more than any other side in the top-flight -and Leno believes that shows the players have the right attitude.“I think the games against Liverpool and Leicester were the same. We played after 1-0 for the other team, we played very good,” he added.“I think this shows a good character of the team that we never give up. After the 1-0 it was dangerous to score as well, but we never gave up and at the end I think had chances to score the second goal.“I think at the end the balance was lost again, maybe we wanted too much to win this game. I think the character of this team is very good.”last_img read more

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