Susanna Reid says Ben Shephard will be back on GMB ‘very soon’ after football injury

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Susanna Reid has sent her well-wishes to co-star Ben Shephard and issued an update about his Good Morning Britain return amid his painful football injury.

Ben, 46, revealed on Tuesday that he is set to go through rehab after going under the knife following a ruptured ACL and tearing of the meniscus in his knee.

Issuing an update about Ben on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, Susanna, 50, revealed that he will be back in the ITV studio “very soon”.

She said: “Good luck with the recovery! I know Ben’s going to be back in the studio very soon – he watches us still from his hospital bed. I’m sure you’ll be watching again!”

Susanna sweetly added: “Lots of love to you Ben and get well soon!”

Ben revealed on Tuesday that he is set to go through rehab after going under the knife following a ruptured ACL and tearing of the meniscus in his knee.

The 46-year-old spoke out about the horrific injury in late June, explaining he sustained it while playing in the final of the Arthur Dunn Veterans' Cup.

Issuing an update on Tuesday with his 473,000 followers, he shared a photo of his leg with an arrow drawn on it as he lay in a hospital bed.

Over this, he wrote: "Op happens today!! so far so good – arrow on the correct leg [nervous emoji] @andipeters on the tv + super stylish socks in place".

He then shared a clip of himself wearing a white hospital gown as he told his fans: "Hi there, everybody. Thank you for all the amazing lovely messages.

"For those that didn’t know I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my knee playing football."

He then panned the camera around to show the leg post-surgery as it was wrapped in a black bandage. The TV personality continued: "That’s how it looks at the moment."

Ben, who was recently left red-faced as a Tipping Point guest confused him for her husband Rob, went on to insist the orange-link tint on his leg was not fake tan.

"That’s not fake tan by the way. I promise. Despite my Essex roots I didn’t fake tan before my surgery," he quipped.

The presenter continued: "So they’ve repaired the ACL and the meniscus and now starts the rehab. Very slow, long rehab.

"Have to say though, painkillers seem to be doing the job right now."

The star then called out his ITV colleagues as he joked: "I can’t believe I broadcasted on painkillers a few years back.

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"Kate Garraway, Susanna Reid, what were you thinking letting me broadcast when I felt like this?"

Ben previously spoke out about the injury as he told his GMB co-hosts: "A few weeks ago, I played in the cup final of the Arthur Dunn Veterans' Cup.

"We won the cup final, however, without realising I have ruptured my ACL, I've torn the meniscus and I've fractured part of my leg as well."

He continued: "To be honest, I didn't realise I'd done it quite so bad, I carried on playing for about 20, 25 minutes before I thought it felt a bit unstable and stopped.

"It turns out I'd severed all the nerves, which is why I couldn't feel any pain and just carried on playing."

Good Morning Britain continues on weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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