Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has gone on to reveal that he nearly lost his leg after suffering a horrific injury that broke his leg in two places back in 2015.
Shaw suffered the injury while playing in the UEFA Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven under then manager Louis van Gaal. He was stretchered off after the medics took a long time in getting him capable to bear the pain.
Shaw went on to miss the rest of the campaign post the injury. Since then, he has struggled to get back to form in a consistent level and missed out on game time.
After spending a lot of time on the bench under Jose Mourinho in the last two seasons, and also missing out through a groin injury, this term has finally seen him come good.
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Shaw was recently named United’s Player of the Month for August, having been their best player on the pitch in four Premier League appearances. His performances have also earned him a call-up to the England national side.
In a recent interview with the BBC, the youngster revealed how he thought about ending his career, as there were several complications.
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about stopping playing. I had a lot of complications with my leg and that was the really hard moment for me in my career,” said the 23-year-old.
He then went on to reveal that he came close to losing his leg, and didn’t know about it initially. “No-one knows but I was really close to actually losing my leg. I never knew that until six months later, when the doctor told me,” Shaw added.
The left-back’s leg is in better condition now, and he feels back to normal, just like he did before the major injuries hit him. Shaw will now hope to feature when England face Spain in the Nations League at Wembley on Saturday.