Injury expert: Welbeck may have 'undiagnosed' problem after Brighton latest
Brighton striker Danny Welbeck may have an “undiagnosed” complication that needs attention from a hamstring specialist.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Sussex Live reported on 4 October that Welbeck is set to see a specialist over a repeat hamstring issue.
The 30-year-old missed Brighton’s last match, the 0-0 draw with his former club Arsenal, because of the injury.
Dinnery shared his insight on what the 42-cap ex-England international’s visist to the specialist will entail.
“We have always been aware of hamstring issues with Welbeck,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“I’ve looked through the data and he has had three periods out for Brighton in the last few months.
“So they will be looking at biomechanical assessments and maybe correcting any problems they identify.
“That might be issues with his gait that put unnecessary strain or imbalances on his muscles. They’ll also look to rectify his core stability.
“Also, neurodynamics. That’s the way that his nervous system is communication with his muscles.
“He will strengthen those hamstrings. He might do that through ‘overload’ programmes.
“That is pushing the body further than it would normally go so it can adapt and deal with those problems down the line.
“If these issues are still happening, maybe there is an undiagnosed problem there. That’s why these specialist assessments are taken.
“You don’t want to leave any stone unturned. If they need to adapt how he plays, those tweaks may need to take place to keep him fit and available.”