Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is ready to fly home from the Netherlands after a pair of surgeries – the latter of which will take place today – to repair a broken leg.
Manager Louis Van Gaal said he will likely fly home Saturday and is ready to get moving on his rehab as soon as possible.
“He sounds very strong, which was amazing for me – a big surprise,” Van Gaal said in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Southampton. “His family is there, we have sent people with him and he will come back when he is prepared. Maybe tomorrow.”
The PSV player who committed the challenge that broke Shaw’s leg in two places, Mexican international Hector Moreno, visited Shaw in the St Anna Ziekenhuis hospital near Eindhoven along with PSV manager Phillip Cocu. Moreno reached out to Shaw and the public via Twitter after the game – a 2-1 win for the Dutch club – to show his support for Shaw despite the incident.
Moreno himself suffered a broken left tibia during Mexico’s 2-1 World Cup loss to the Netherlands during last summer’s Brazil campaign, keeping him out of action for around four months.