England international and Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw had successful surgery operation at the Saint Anna Ziekenhuis hospital in Eindhoven shortly after he was injured in PSV Eindhoven Champions League march on Tuesday.
He may return to action in less than six months, following the hopeful remark by the medical staff that the player would miss only six months.
Shaw is believed to have suffered a “clean break” and there is even a slight chance he could return sooner but the loss of the 20-year-old is still a huge blow to club and country.
He required oxygen and was treated on the pitch for ten minutes after Moreno’s challenge. According to a Manchester United spokesperson "Luke underwent surgery for his injury last 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.
After a difficult first season at Old Trafford, Shaw has performed impressively this campaign and started all of United’s eight games.
On Tuesday night he tweeted: “Thank you everyone for your messages, words can't describe how gutted I am , my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.”
Earlier, PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno apologised to Shaw for his tackle which caused the injury.