Manchester United full back Luke Shaw has tonight suffered what looks to be a double leg fracture after a challenge from PSV’s Hector Moreno during their Champions League opener.
Shaw received treatment on the pitch for ten minutes whilst paramedics tried to reduce the pain, and get the youngster into a comfortable state to remove the player from the pitch with the least risk of further injury.
The 20-year-old had been in fine form in the early stages of the season for United, in what will not only be a bitter blow to the player – but also to his manager Louis van Gaal. Shaw had not only been impressing for his club this season, as he was given starts in England’s two European Championship qualifiers last week against San Marino and Switzerland, with him particularly impressing in the latter match.
It did not take Shaw long to update his fans on Twitter, as he said: “Thank you everyone for your messages, words can’t describe how gutted I am, my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.”
A shocking night was capped off by an equally shocking result, as Memphis Depay’s opener for United was canceled out by an equaliser from Moreno – before Luciano Narsingh’s second half winner.
We at Sporting Way of Life would like to wish Luke Shaw all the best with his recovery from tonight’s shocking injury, and hope to see him donning the red of Manchester and white of England soon.