Western Australia-born Gold Coast defender Wil Powell’s ankle surgery is a success as he recovers in hospital

Wil Powell has undergone successful surgery to repair his horrific ankle injury and is recovering in a hospital in Queensland.

Powell was taken off the pitch after his ankle landed awkwardly under his body following an incident in Gold Coast’s win over Adelaide on Sunday.

His foot was left the wrong way in an injury so horrific that broadcasters opted not to play it again.

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