Jamie Carragher runs rule over Man United star Luke Shaw’s injury
Jamie Carragher discusses his leg break in 2003
Jamie Carragher says Manchester United defender Luke Shaw must set little targets as he starts his rehabilitation from a broken leg.
The United left-back had to be carried off on a stretcher following a double leg fracture after the 20-year-old defender PSV Eindhoven star Hector Moreno’s heavy challenge in their 2-1 loss at Philips Stadion.
Over the next few weeks he has to get over the disappointment and then work to try and get back because he has shown what a good player he is
Shaw received treatment on the pitch for 10 minutes before he was replaced, and the England international underwent an operation on the injury upon his return to Manchester.
And former Liverpool defender Carragher, who broke his leg during a game at Blackburn Rovers in 2003, discussed how he managed his comeback from the most-serious injury in his career.
“The way I found myself getting through it was not thinking about coming back in four or five months, but having little targets,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“You have your cast coming off after so many weeks, then you can start doing a bit of jogging, it’s thinking about those sort of things rather than looking at the whole picture. That’s the way I got through it.
“He will get there, he is a young, powerful lad and I am sure he won’t cut any corners – Manchester United won’t allow that.
“The situation now with the medical science involved and the recovery rates are a lot better and quicker than they were 10-15 years ago.
“Over the next few weeks he has to get over the disappointment and then work to try and get back because he has shown what a good player he is. I think when he returns we will see the Luke Shaw we have seen over the last 3-4 months.”
The England left-back Shaw moved to United from Southampton in a reported £27m fee in the summer of 2014.
The Red Devils defender played in all five of United’s Premier League games so far this season.