Ben Shephard shares update from hospital after 'nasty' injury

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Ben Shephard is back in hospital after suffering a horrific injury to his leg. Taking to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday, the Good Morning Britain host shared a picture from his hospital bed ahead of his operation.

"Op happens today! So far so good - arrow on the correct leg, @andipeters on the TV + super stylish socks in place," he remarked with GMB playing in the background.

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Last month, the 46-year-old revealed he had ruptured his ACL, torn his meniscus and fractured his leg after suffering a tumble during a football match.

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"I wish I'd taken a photograph of Ben who came into the dressing room with quite a get-up on his leg this morning," explained co-host Susanna Reid.

Now needing to wear a brace to support his leg, Ben shared: "A few weeks ago you may remember I played in the veterans' cup - my old boys league... Without realising, I have ruptured my ACL, I've torn the meniscus and I've fractured part of my leg as well."

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The GMB star shared this picture from his hospital bed

Surprised to hear the full extent of his injuries, Dr Hilary Jones remarked: "That's a nasty injury, that is a nasty injury." To which, Susanna teased: "Did you prescribe the brace?"

"No, but I approved of it! It's not a great look, let's be honest," the medical expert replied. Ben then went on to explain that he didn't realise how bad the injury was to begin with.

"I carried on playing for 25 minutes," he added. "It turns out I severed all of my nerves which is why I carried on playing."

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