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Ben Shephard is recovering in hospital after injuring his leg in a football match.

The Good Morning Britain presenter had to have surgery after rupturing his ACL, tearing his meniscus and fracturing his leg during a football game but he is on the road to recovery.

However, he admits it will be a "long" and "slow" process to get back to full health.

Ben spent the night in hospital after the surgery but updated fans to say he is recovering well.

"So they've repaired the ACL and meniscus and now starts the rehab – very slow, long, rehab. Have to say, the painkillers seem to be doing the job right now!" he told fans in an update shared online.

Ben has admitted it'll be a long slow recovery ahead after her leg surgery

Ben has been given strong painkillers to help with the post-surgery pain and he has no idea how his co-stars Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid would have let him host the show a few years ago on the same stuff.

"I can't believe I broadcast on painkillers like this a few years back!" he wrote

"Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid – what were you thinking letting me broadcast when I felt like this?!"

He had updated fans about his surgery yesterday

The presenter thanked fans for their well wishes after he underwent the surgery.

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"Hi everybody, thank you for all the amazing, lovely messages. For those who didn't know, I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my knee playing football," he said, updating his 470,000 Instagram followers.

Ben regularly hosts Good Morning Britain
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The 46-year-old got the injury playing in a football game with his old team and initially didn't realise the extent of his injuries as he damaged his nerves in the horror accident.

He recalled at the time: "A few weeks to go, you may remember I played in the Cup Final of the Arthur Dunn veterans cup, my old boy's team. We won the Cup Final, but I started with two legs and ended with one.

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“Without realising, I have ruptured my ACL, I've torn the meniscus and I've fractured part of my leg as well."

Susanna – his co-presenter – sent her well wishes
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Ben's co-host Susanna has sent her well wishes to the presenter.

"Oh you are always a consummate broadcaster Ben Shephard, and good luck with your recovery. I know Ben is going to be back in the studio very soon," she told Good Morning Britain viewers.

"He watches us still from the hospital bed and I am sure he will be watching the game from there this evening. Lots of love to you Ben, get well soon."