Luke Shaw has had rotten luck with injuries.
The Englishman’s undoubted talent made Manchester United see fit to part with £30m for him as a youngster, but a leg break among other maladies has curtailed much of his Old Trafford career.
He has arguably been United’s brightest star since his return to regular game-time amid a difficult start to the Red Devils’ season.
The 23-year-old continued in that vein tonight for England against Spain in their UEFA Nations League opener.
He set up United teammate Marcus Rashford after ten minutes with a perfectly timed and weighted pass.
But the second half unfortunately saw yet another setback for the left back.
Challenging for the ball in the air with Dani Carvajal, the two players clashed, with Shaw coming off much worse and exhibiting the symptoms of being knocked unconscious.
He was stretchered off to unanimous applause with England still 2-1 down approach the end of the game.
While not a muscle-type injury like those that have led to prolonged spells on the sideline, this one is still a serious blow that we nonetheless hope isn’t too severe.
Per an update from The Mirror, Shaw is thankfully awake and responsive.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) September 8, 2018