Another Luke Shaw injury is being reported this evening as he suffers a serious head injury whilst playing for England in the Nations League.
Just as it was looking like he would finally get the chance to prove his potential under Mourinho, Luke Shaw has hit another setback.
Shaw was knocked unconscious after clashing into Spain’s Dani Carvajal whilst making a headed clearance in England’s first Nations League fixture.
The left-back clashed with Carvajal’s arm then hit the ground hard and laid motionless on the Wembley pitch, clearly having lost consciousness.
He remained out cold on the pitch for quite some time whilst receiving medical attention, and was later taken off on a stretcher.
Is Luke Shaw injury prone?
England and Manchester United fans will be sad to see another setback for the once promising young left back. Not anyway near as disappointed as Shaw himself however. As far as bad luck goes in football, Luke Shaw has certainly received his fair share.
In 2014 Shaw signed for Man United for a record £30 million after drawing attention from a whole host of big clubs. His impressive performances at his childhood club Southampton saw him become the world’s most expensive teenager in football.
However since then, Shaw has only notched up 47 appearances in four seasons for Man United, never reaching double figures in Premier League starts.
After recently revealing he almost lost his right leg after being on the end of a serious double leg-breaking tackle in 2015, Shaw will wondering if he’ll ever get a turn in fortune.
Shaw revealed this week the seriousness of the injury in an interview:
At the time, they were thinking about flying me back. If I’d flown back, I would probably have lost my leg because of the blood clots in the leg.
“No one knows I was really close to losing my leg. I didn’t know that until six months later when the doctor told me. I’ve got two scars down my leg where they had to cut it open and pull them out, the clots. I feel really strong now and my right leg is as it was before my leg break.
Shaw has only just this season managed to consistently get into the starting line-up at Man United. Starting every minute of the Premier League season so far, Shaw has scored in United’s first game against Leicester and bagged an assist in their second.
He deservedly got himself back in contention for his country and was immediately called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate this week, after a string of impressive performances.
Hopefully for Shaw, this latest injury won’t keep him out for too long, but he certainly won’t be risked to start England’s friendly versus Switzerland on Tuesday evening.