Susanna Reid's shock as Ben Shephard reveals dramatic moment he severed nerves in his leg as he's forced to wear a brace

GOOD Morning Britain's Ben Shephard has revealed the "dramatic" moment he severed nerves in his leg playing football – and kept going for 25 minutes.

His co-host Susanna Reid was shocked as she saw the brace Ben, 46, is now forced to wear as he faces a long recovery.

"I wish I'd taken a photograph in my dressing room this morning," said Susanna.

"Ben came in with quite the 'get up' on his leg. It's a sort of holding device.."

Explaining his injury, Ben said: "You may remember a few weeks ago I played in the cup final of the Arthur Dunn veterans' cup.

"We won the cup final, but I started with two legs and ended with one.

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

"Interestingly, I didn't realise I'd done it quite so bad. I kept playing for 20 or 25 minutes before I thought, 'it feels a little bit unstable, maybe I should stop'.

"It turns out I'd severed all the nerves, which is why I couldn't feel any pain, so just sort of carried on playing."

Giving his medical opinion on Ben's unfortunate injury, Dr Hilary Jones said: "That's a nasty injury."

"Basically it's the ligament that holds the lower leg onto the upper leg, so it is quite dramatic."

"It was flapping about a bit," laughed braved Ben, as he described his brace as "a sort of Robocop look".

And Dr Hilary agreed: "It's not a great look."

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