Susanna Reid reached out to her co-host Ben Shephard on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, confirming he’ll be back in the studio ‘soon’.
Ben, 46, underwent an operation after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL – a ligament that helps stabilise the knee joint – in his right leg while playing football.
The presenter also revealed he tore his meniscus, which is the piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone and shinbone.
Ben has been in hospital since the incident to undergo surgery.
Susanna, 50, informed viewers of what happened and reached out to her friend during the programme.
She said: ‘Ben Shephard is in hospital recovering from surgery because he ruptured his ACL playing football.
Ben Shephard is currently in hospital (Picture: @benshephardofficial/Instagram/ITV)
‘He’s going to have to undergo rehab to recover, but he did say the pain killers are doing the job.’
Ben previously posted a video online of him in his hospital bed after the operation, which they then played on GMB on Wednesday morning.
In the clip, he groggily confirmed he was doing okay, adding that the painkillers were helping him.
The Tipping Point star called out his Good Morning Britain colleagues and joked: ‘I can’t believe I broadcasted on painkillers a few years back.
Susanna wished Ben well (Picture: ITV)
Ben showed his injuries on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)
‘Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid, what were you thinking letting me broadcast when I felt like this?’ he joked.
Back in the studio, Susanna assured Ben is a pro and said he will return to the studio ‘very soon’.
‘Oh you are always a consummate broadcaster Ben Shephard, and good luck with your recovery,’ she said.
‘I know Ben is going to be back in the studio very soon. 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.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.