After braving two successful surgeries in the Netherlands, Luke Shaw has been given the OK to come back home.
— Ben Chopping (@Sport_Gecko) September 19, 2015
Shaw suffered a horror challenge in the Champions League group match against PSV Eindhoven earlier in the week, when a sliding scissor challenge from Héctor Moreno resulted in the left back suffering a fracture in both his tibia and fibula, in his right leg.
Since the incident, Moreno has released a statement concerning his tackle on Luke Shaw. The Mexican said:
“I feel very bad about it. I am so sorry. I know how it feels, I know how difficult it is to recover from such an injury.”
“Was it a foul? I think not. It’s difficult to say what happened. I don’t really remember. I think I played the ball, but in this kind of situation I don’t care if it was a foul or not, I just feel really bad for him and his family.”
“I don’t know how bad it is. I was in the same situation during the World Cup and it’s bad. Now I just hope he will be back as soon as possible. I am really sorry.”
The tackle was clearly not intended to cause harm to the Englishman and Moreno has publically apologised many times since and, he did go to visit the broken fall back whilst he was put up in Eindhoven’s hospital.
Luke Shaw has now been assessed and condemned to at least 6 months off the pitch. He could easily miss the rest of the 2015/16 season if there’s even a slight hic-cup during his recovery and rehabilitation.