No surgery for Ben Watson

No surgery for Ben Watson
© PA Photos
Ben Watson will not need to go under the knife to aid his recovery from a broken leg.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has revealed that midfielder Ben Watson will not require an operation to correct his broken leg.

The 27-year-old sustained the injury during Wigan's 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.

It had initially been feared that he could be out of action for the remainder of the season. However, Martinez has claimed that he could now have the former Crystal Palace player back at his disposal sooner.

"It's not as bad as it could have been, that's for certain. It's still a very serious injury and we need to ensure that Ben is given all the time that he needs to make a full recovery," Martinez told the club's official website.

"The good news is that he won't be out for as long as we initially thought and with the character that Ben has, he will be able to deal with such an injury."

Watson joined Wigan from Palace in 2009.

Ben Watson
Read Next:
Sterling "praying" for Watson
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury8710125722
2Wigan AthleticWigan86111531219
3Peterborough UnitedPeterborough8521168817
4Bradford CityBradford8521159617
6Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe843193615
7Charlton AthleticCharlton85031311215
8Fleetwood Town74121211113
9Rotherham UnitedRotherham84041510512
10Oxford UnitedOxford Utd8332138512
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn7403117412
13MK Dons8314711-410
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16AFC Wimbledon822458-38
17Southend UnitedSouthend8143915-67
18Northampton TownNorthampton8215814-67
19Doncaster RoversDoncaster8134710-36
23Plymouth ArgylePlymouth8125613-75
24Oldham AthleticOldham81161118-74