Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw will remain in hospital in Eindhoven to continue his recovery after undergoing surgery on the double broken leg suffered in the Champions League opener against PSV Eindhoven. The England international was replaced after 24 minutes of the 2-1 defeat at the Philips Stadion after a challenge by defender Hector Moreno.
Shaw received treatment for eight minutes before being stretchered from the field and faces a lengthy period out, possibly seeing him miss the rest of the season. The 20 year old was rushed to hospital after the incident and United have confirmed the player will remain in Holland while the rest of the team return to Manchester.
"Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his injury on Tuesday night and will remain in hospital in Eindhoven to continue his early recovery," a statement published on the club's official wesbite read. "Manchester United are grateful for the excellent care he is receiving and would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support."
After joining from Southampton in the summer of 2014, Shaw endured an injury-ravaged maiden campaign at Old Trafford, making just 15 starts in the Premier League. Shaw had been an ever-present for United this season but now faces an extended period on the sidelines that calls into question his participation in next summer's European Championships.
"He has a double leg fracture," United boss Louis van Gaal said after the game, according to club's official website. "It's awful. He's an 18-year-old boy who comes to Manchester and his first season is very difficult. Then he has a fantastic second season and this happens. When he came into the dressing room he had an oxygen mask and was crying.
"I'm not a doctor so I cannot say, but when you have a double fracture it is four to six months. But you can never say that in advance. He won't play in the group stage, I don't think. I hope he will play again this season."