His injury also affected the mentality of the players as they could see it was a big injury.
Meanwhile, Carl Jenkinson and Emile Smith Rowe get another opportunity to impress.
"He was working well and he was having a good match".
Following on from the US game, which will be the DC United star's only appearance, England will face off against Croatia in their final group match of the UEFA Nations League.
Danny Welbeck just can't catch a break.
Welbeck had scored two goals in three Europa League appearances prior to Thursday's match, while also contributing one more finish in eight Premier League appearances.
However, the point was enough to guarantee the north London side a place in the last 32 atop Group E on 10 points, with Sporting behind them on seven.
Numerous fans had differing reactions to how the game went on social media, with some just pleased that they have qualified for the latter stages, whilst others were disappointed with the performances from some of their players.
Stephan Lichtsteiner played the ball into the 27-year-old in a crowded box. Welbeck fired the ball on target but keeper Reman Ribeiro was equal to the task which led to the Longsight-born attacker remain down, before eventually being carried off to be replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a lengthy stoppage.
Welbeck required oxygen and had to be stretchered off the field after landing awkwardly on his ankle after he contested a header in Sporting's box.
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal crosses during the Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium.
"He's someone who really know what he wants from each player", said Mustafi.