Luke Shaw: vows to be ‘back soon’ after injury

Luke Shaw alleviated concerns about his health after receiving lengthy treatment on the field following a collision during a game against Spain on Saturday.

Luke Shaw says he is “doing fine” after being stretchered off with a head injury in Saturday’s UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain.

The Manchester United left-back – making his England return after 17 months – hit the turf hard after being caught on the head by the forearm of Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal, in what appeared to be an accidental collision. Shaw received treatment for around five minutes before being escorted off the field on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and oxygen mask, after the incident occurred in the 48th minute of England’s 2-1 loss.

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 you 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.”

“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.” – Gary Neville

United manager Jose Mourinho watched on from the stands with a concerned expression, as well as Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino who helped launch his top-flight career at Southampton and has maintained an interested in taking him to Spurs.