Football: United's Shaw undergoes surgery after horrific double leg fracture

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw suffered a horrific double leg fracture in a Champions League game against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw suffered a horrific double leg fracture in a Champions League game against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.PHOTO: EPA

(AFP) - Surgeons on Wednesday operated on Manchester United defender Luke Shaw after he suffered a horrific double leg fracture in a Champions League game against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, the English club said.

The 20-year-old spent the night in an Eindhoven hospital after being taken there during Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat by PSV.

United said in a statement that the England defender would stay in the Dutch hospital "to continue his early recovery".

"Manchester United are grateful for the excellent care he is receiving and would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support," it said.