Feared injured, talented Arsenal prospect returns to training with Almeria

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Wellington Silva has dazzled with Almeria this season in La Liga.

During the Almeria training session on Wednesday, there was cause for concern when Brazilian youngster Wellington Silva twisted his left ankle awkwardly, forcing him to seek immediate treatment from the physiotherapists.

At first, there were fears the 22-year-old had suffered a heavily sprained ankle, which would rule him out for the crucial remaining two games of the season, as Almeria battle for survival in La Liga.

However, on Thursday, Wellington Silva returned to training and with apparent normality, informed the official Almeria club website, who clarified that the talented young player had only suffered a slight sprain, which hasn't impeded his preparations.

Almeria head away for a daunting visit to Sevilla on Sunday, hopeful of leaving with a positive result against the reigning Europa League champions.

Wellington Silva hasn't been able to contribute any goals for Almeria, during his loan spell, but has provided three assists and some dazzling displays of individual brilliance, during the 29 matches he's played in La Liga.

Almeria are the fifth Spanish club the Arsenal prospect has been loaned to, following spells with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina and Real Murcia. The Gunners reportedly paid £3.5 million for Wellington Silva in 2009, however, he wasn't able to complete the move until 2011.

In April 2015, he received his Spanish passport, meaning he no longer needs a work permit to play in England, thus, will be available for Arsenal next season, if manager Arsene Wenger believes the Brazilian is ready for the next step in his career.

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