Gordon Ramsay has shared a post-surgery photo on his Instagram page, following an emergency operation to treat a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The injury means the TV chef will miss next week’s Soccer Aid charity match, in which he was due to play for the Rest Of The World team, alongside stars including Michael Sheen and Kasabian frontman Serge Pizzorno.
Gordon posted the picture, where he's seen lying in his hospital bed, along with the caption: “Surgery went well, thank you all for your support and kind messages.
“Obviously upset I can't play this weekend #socceraid and Ironman for @greatormondst and @GTRFoundation next weekend in Saffs I'm not good at lying down.
“Now I've got no choice , need to sit still !!!! Thank you love to all G.” [sic]
In a previous post on Facebook, he shared details of his injury, writing: “I’ve been really looking forward to participating in both this weekend’s Soccer Aid and this year’s #GTR100.
“Sadly, following the devastating news that I have ruptured my Achilles, today, on the advice of my doctors I have undergone emergency surgery to fix the tear and can no longer participate in the forthcoming events. Good luck to those participating in this weekend’s.
“To the ROW team, I wish I could be on the pitch with you ! For the #GTR100 athletes, although I won’t be standing side by side with you through the swim, the bike ride or the run, I will absolutely be there, cheering you on in Staffordshire.”
The annual Soccer Aid match will take place at Manchester United’s ground Old Trafford this Sunday (5 June).
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