Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has apparently posted a photograph of his right leg, post-surgery after suffering a double fracture against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, via Snapchat.
The photo has been obtained by The Sport Bible, who claim the photo emerged online on Wednesday evening.
You can see the image by scrolling down this page. WARNING: It’s not for the faint-hearted.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Shaw suffered the injury, which could potentially see him miss the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign, following a hefty challenge from PSV defender Hector Moreno.
The England international was down for around 10 minutes, receiving treatment from medical staff inside the Philips Stadion, before being taken to a hospital in Eindhoven where he underwent surgery hours later.
Shaw thanked fans on Twitter
Within an hour of suffering the horrific injury, Shaw was on Twitter, thanking fans and his former club Southampton for their messages of support.
WARNING: Graphic image
And if this new image of is from Shaw, it seems the left-back’s operation has been a success, even if it looks a little gruesome with the squeamish.
Fans react on Twitter
Manchester United fans and supporters of other clubs, meanwhile, have reacted to the photo on Twitter.
Back in six months?
The Guardian understand there might be a chance Shaw will return to action within six months, which seems somewhat optimistic given the extent of the injury.
But it wold be a major boost for both Louis van Gaal and England manager Roy Hodgson, ahead of next summer’s European Championships in France, if the dynamic full-back is back in action before the end of the season.
Manchester United fans: should Louis van Gaal sign another left-back in January? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!