Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has picked up a head injury after coming into collision with Spain right-back Dani Carvajal during England’s 2-1 defeat to Spain at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.
England have now provided update over the player’s situation as he was treated for several minutes on the pitch before being stretchered off the pitch.
Shaw was called up for international duty after his impressive start to the 2018-19 season with The Three Lions failed to win their UEFA Nations League opening game.
“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,” read a statement from England.
Sky Sports’ Gary Neville, commentating on the match, described the incident: “He took one on the initial challenge, but it looked like his head then struck the ground as he fell. It was a double impact.”
“The initial challenge was clumsy, but it was the fall to the ground that caused Luke Shaw the big problem.”
“The attention now given to head injuries is a lot better. They are a lot more careful than in years gone by. The game always gets stopped and there is immediate attention.”
“He got a great ovation. There’s a great level of concern, let’s hope he is okay. He has had some bad luck.”
But the good news regarding the defender’s health is that he has later taken to social media to claim that he is feeling good following the heavy blow.
“Thank you for all the love and support I am doing fine and am in the best hands. I’m a fighter so I will be back soon!”