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Surgery for injured Miyaichi

March 14, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Wigan winger Ryo Miyaichi is set to undergo surgery on the ankle injury that has ended his season.

Ryo Miyaichi Wigan injury
PA PhotosRyo Miyaichi's loan with Wigan ended after he was injured during the FA Cup win against Everton

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The Japan international, who was borrowed from Arsenal on a year-long loan, was hurt in Wigan's FA Cup quarter-final win over Everton.

And while he will not feature again for Wigan, manager Roberto Martinez has praised the 20-year-old for the attitude he has shown during his time at the DW Stadium.

He told Wigan's official website: "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 only made seven appearances for Wigan, with just one start, in an injury-hit year.