Medical expert 'worried' by Man United news on 'horrific' Luke Shaw injury
It is a “worry” that Man United star Luke Shaw is still struggling with the after-effects of his “horrific” broken leg back in 2015.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Shaw, 26, spent 11 months on the sidelines after a double leg fracture seven years ago.
The left-back, who has since regained his status as a regular in the United team, complained of discomfort while recently away with England.
And he was forced to withdraw at half-time in United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Old Trafford last Saturday (2 April).
Per club media later that day, Ralf Rangnick revealed: “He had some problems with his old injury when he had an operation on a broken leg.”
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Dinnery explained what might have caused the flare-up of the old injury.
“It is a worry in that, from the video footage, it didn’t look like much,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“But he has aggravated something. Maybe there has been some sort of irritation from a change in training load, or maybe it was an impact issue.
“Back in 2015, he suffered that compound double leg fracture and there would have been a fixation in place. ‘
“There are instances where something can flare up and it’s best to have that removed. We likely need more specifics to fully understand what’s going on.
“It’s a sensitive area following that horrific leg break, so you just wonder what has changed in recent times for this to flare up.”
Shaw has supplied five assists in 27 appearances this term.
It is unclear whether he is available for tomorrow’s (7 April) trip to Everton.