Ben Shephard has been absent from the Good Morning Britain presenting line-up in recent weeks as he’s been recovering from an injury on his knee. Ben was recently hospitalised as he had to undergo surgery for his knee after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). However, he returned to the ITV morning news show on Monday and updated fans on his recovery revealing his wife was “struggling” as he recovered.
Ben recently ruptured his ACL, a ligament that helps stabilise the knee joint, while playing football.
He also tore his meniscus, the piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thigh bone and shinbone.
As a result of his injury, Ben has been missing from Good Morning Britain as he took time to recover.
However, he was back on the ITV programme on Monday morning, presenting alongside Susanna Reid.
While on the show, Ben thanked his fans and co-stars for their messages of support.
“If it’s at all possible, could you send some of that love to my wife? Because she’s the one who’s really struggling,” he said, while laughing.
“I know let’s think of the real victim here,” Susanna joked.
Speaking about his injury, Ben told viewers: “If you’re not aware – and I’ve done my best to try and tell as many people as possible – this knee here, my right knee, I ruptured the ACL, I tore the meniscus and did various other things trying to pretend that I’m still only a 25 year old. Sadly I’m not.