Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard has revealed the extent of a serious leg injury he sustained playing football.
The presenter appeared on the popular ITV morning chat show earlier today (24 June), and revealed that he was sporting a leg brace due to his injuries.
According to Shephard, he recently ruptured his ACL, tore his meniscus and suffered a leg fracture while playing football, and had not realised the severity of his condition until after the match.
Susanna Reid broached the subject, referring to her co-presenter’s leg brace: “I wish I had taken a photograph in my dressing room this morning, because Ben came in with quite the get-up on your leg.”
“A few weeks to go, you may remember I played in the Cup Final of the Arthur Dunn veterans cup, my old boys team,” he explained. “We won the Cup Final, but I started with two legs and ended with one.
“Without realising, I have ruptured my ACL, I’ve torn the meniscus and I’ve fractured part of my leg as well.”
GMB regular Dr Hilary Jones commented: “That’s a nasty injury… that is a nasty injury.”
Shephard said that he hadn’t realised how bad the injury was, and had “carried on playing for 25 minutes” before feeling too unstable to continue.
“It turns out I had severed all the nerves which is why I couldn’t feel any pain, and just carried on playing,” he said.
Good Morning Britain can be watched weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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