Ankle surgery for Ryo

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RYO Miyaichi will undergo surgery on damaged ankle ligaments after an injury picked up during Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup quarter final win at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Japan international had to be stretchered from the pitch midway through the second half, after coming off the bench before the break, and scans this week revealed the extent of the injury which will require an operation to repair the ligaments.

Roberto Martinez said: “It’s a real shame that Ryo has suffered this injury after working so hard to regain his fitness following a setback earlier in the season.

“His professionalism and work ethic on a daily basis have always been superb and we’ll do everything we can to help him make a speedy recovery.”

Miyaichi has made seven appearances for Latics in total this season, debuting against Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup back in August and making four appearances in the Barclays Premier League, two of which coming at the DW Stadium.

THE Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Wigan which was postponed because of the two clubs in FA Cup action at the weekend has been rearranged for Wednesday, April 17 (kick-off 7.45pm).