The Arsenal forward was replaced by Jack Wilshere just 24 minutes into the Gunners’ 2-2 draw at Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, with the former Manchester United striker clearly in some discomfort.
Welbeck’s latest injury was a miserable stroke of misfortune for the attack, who spent 10 months on the sidelines with a knee injury before returning to action in February.
The Guardian report that the immediate concern is that Welbeck has damaged his meniscus, an injury that would see him sidelined for a minimum of a few weeks.
At the time of writing, however, it’s not yet possible to make a prognosis due to the extensive swelling in the knee.
While officials from Roy Hodgson’s camp will liaise with Arsenal on Tuesday in order to understand the exact extent of the problem, it’s appearing increasingly unlikely that Welbeck will be able to take his place in England’s squad for the summer’s European Championships.