Watford are waiting on the results of a report from a specialist before they will know more about the fitness of Danny Welbeck.

The striker suffered an ankle injury after just 100 seconds of play against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and the Hornets' head of injury prevention and rehabilitation Alberto Leon told the club website the outcome initially does not look too positive.

“We are waiting on the report from one of the specialists,” said Leon.

“We did a first report and it's not the best news but we are waiting for this opinion. We will decide in a few days what we are going to do with the rehab.”

There was however some positive news from Leon, who revealed that defender Sebastian Prodl had returned to training with the first team and that Etienne Capoue was not too far behind.

"Prödl has good feelings after modified training. He will continue with the team," he said.

"Capoue is feeling much better. He did modified training with the team. He is still feeling some discomfort so he is improving and we are hoping he can join the team fully."

Perhaps the most positive news from Leon was that Troy Deeney has been running on the training pitch and kicking a ball again for the first time following his knee surgery back in August.

"It's very good news,” he said.

“Today is the first day he is outside. He was feeling well and from now, slowly slowly, we are going to start doing more until he is ready to train with the team. It's the first day and the feelings are really good. He has been working really hard in the gym, on the bike, in the pool and on the treadmill. We have worked on his condition and now we are starting to build up the football performance.”

There was also further positive news regarding from Isaac Success, who is also nearing a return to training after his groin injury.

“He will start training with the team tomorrow,” said Leon. “He is feeling really good. He has been working really hard and we hope he can be like Capoue and Prödl and start modified training.”