Luke Shaw has sent an encouraging message to fans via Twitter, after receiving an unfortunate head injury during England’s 2-1 home defeat to Spain Saturday night in the Nations League at Wembley.
The Manchester United defender suffered the horror head collision during the second half of the game, after an accidental collision with Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal during an aerial challenge.
After seven minutes of pitch side treatment involving more than 10 members of the medical team, Shaw was carried off on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and an oxygen mask.
England confirmed after full-time that: “Luke is awake and alert, having been assessed by our doctor and given an X-ray. He’ll stay with us overnight for further observation, with another update to come in the morning”.
Shaw later tweeted to say: “Thank for for all the love and support. I am doing fine and in the best hands I’m a fighter so I will be back soon.”
It was the 23-year-olds first Three Lion’s appearance since March 2017 having only played for six minutes under Gareth Southgate and was impressing on his return, providing the cross for Marcus Rashford’s opening goal.
Shaw has suffered some serious injuries in the past including breaking his leg in two places during a Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven in 2015, which sidelined him for 11 months.
Only this week he had opened up in the media about the extent of that injury, stating he was told afterwards he had almost lost his leg after surgeons opened him up to operate and discovered two blood clots.
Shaw also missed two months of the 2016-17 campaign with a groin injury, while two foot operations ended his season early and delayed his start to the next season.
Spain eventually won the group game 2-1 with Saul and Rodrigo’s strikes cancelling out Marcus Rashford’s goal.