Wigan's Watson suffers broken leg

LONDON Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:31am IST

Wigan Athletic's Ben Watson (R) is treated for a broken leg during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool in Liverpool, northern England November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Wigan Athletic's Ben Watson (R) is treated for a broken leg during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool in Liverpool, northern England November 17, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Nigel Roddis

LONDON (Reuters) - Wigan Athletic midfielder Ben Watson suffered a broken leg in his side's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Liverpool on Saturday.

"It is a broken leg and we will see the extent of the break and what treatment he needs," Wigan manager Roberto Martinez told reporters after the former England Under-21 international challenged for a high ball with Raheem Sterling.

"Both were looking at the ball - it's a real accident. It's a nasty collision.

"The injury affected us too much. We are really going to miss him," added the Spaniard, whose perennial strugglers are 15th, two points above the drop zone.

(Writing by Mark Meadows, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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