Manchester United star Luke Shaw will be out for least six months after undergoing surgery to his broken leg suffered in the 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven, talkSPORT reports.
The 20-year-old was on the receiving end of a tackle from defender Hector Moreno which saw him suffer a double fracture to his right leg.
United have now confirmed that Shaw has undergone surgery at the St Anna Ziekenhuis hospital in Eindhoven and will remain there for the time being.
“Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his injury on Tuesday night and will remain in hospital in Eindhoven 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.
“A further update will be provided in due course.”
Once he recovers from the operation, he is expected to travel back to Manchester in order to continue his rehabilitation, but is likely to miss the remainder of the campaign.
Moreno, who also suffered a leg break at the 2014 World Cup revealed that he understands exactly what the defender is going through before issuing an apology over the incident.
The Red Devils’ return to the Champions League looks to have not gone according to plan as they failed to pick up three points from their opening clash.