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Sterling hopes for quick Watson recovery

Liverpool teenager Raheem Sterling has expressed his sympathy for Ben Watson after the Wigan Athletic midfielder sustained a broken leg during a collision between the pair at Anfield on Saturday.

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Watson was forced off in the first half of Wigan's 3-0 loss against Liverpool after he collided with Sterling when the duo challenged for a high ball.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez confirmed after the game that Watson sustained a broken leg as a result of the clash, with the midfielder set to be out for around four months.

Sterling wrote on his Twitter account: "To Ben Watson I didn't realise it was serious as that. I'll be praying for a speedy recovery mate. I'll have you in my prayers every day."

When asked about the blow, Martinez absolved Sterling of any blame: "I haven't seen the challenge back, but I don't think any of the players were looking at each other.

"Both were looking at the ball - it's a real accident. It's a nasty collision. Ben has a fracture and we are going to assess him now because maybe he will require surgery. We will see what the extent of the breakage is and what treatment he needs.

"We are really disappointed because he was at a good level. We will keep our fingers crossed we can treat the breakage in a more conservative way."

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