Manchester United defender Luke Shaw was stretchered off with a head injury in Saturday’s UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain.
The 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 was understood to have been using his phone to contact family soon after arriving at the medical centre at Wembley.
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! ❤💪🏼
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) September 8, 2018