Luke Shaw insisted he is “doing fine” after being stretchered off with a nasty-looking head injury on his first England start for three years in a 2-1 defeat to Spain on Saturday.
The Manchester United left-back took to Twitter to reassure England fans of his condition following the game. “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!”
Shaw has been one of the top performers for Manchester United since returning to regular game time, despite the team struggling in their opening Premier League fixtures, and he carried that into England’s Nations League tie last night.
The 23-year-old was having an impressive game, providing an excellent assist for Marcus Rashford to open the scoring at Wembley on Saturday.
Shaw collided with Dani Carvajal while challenging for the ball before falling backwards and bouncing his head off the ground. The defender appeared to be wearing an oxygen mask as he was stabilized on a stretcher and then wheeled off the field.
Shaw was making his first England start since facing Switzerland in September 2015, a week before his double leg break in a Champions League match while playing for Manchester United.
England manager, Gareth Southgate seemed reasonably happy with Shaw’s condition immediately after the game.
“He’s sat up in the dressing room talking and seems fairly comfortable,” said Southgate.
“We’ll have to assess him a little bit more overnight but that’s definitely a good sign.”
However, the former Southampton defender remains a doubt for England’s friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday.
“We’ll go through some tests. We won’t take any chances with his health,” added Southgate.
“But the good news is he is awake and talking and seems comfortable.”
© Agence France-Presse (Additional edits by Marisa Kennedy)