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22nd Jul 2016

Luke Shaw sends message to Demba Ba after double leg break

He knows Ba's pain

Tom Victor

If anyone knows what Demba Ba is going through right now, it’s Luke Shaw.

The Manchester United defender suffered a double leg-break during last season’s Champions League – the same injury which will keep Ba out of the game for the best part of a year.

Shaw was hugely grateful for the support he received after his injury, and has reached out to the former Chelsea striker, who is now plying his trade in the Chinese Super League.

“Obviously I’ve been through the same thing so I know how you’re feeling right now,” Shaw said in a video message.

“But I think the main thing for you now is to keep strong and…keep your family and friends close, because for me that was the most important thing at the time.”

It’s not the first time we’ve seen such a noble gesture from Shaw, who missed Euro 2016 after failing to recover from his injury in time.

When Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma suffered a serious knee injury last season, the England left-back sent him a get well soon message.

Shaw thanked Manchester United fans for their support during his lay-off, and made his return in a friendly against Wigan just 24 hours before Ba’s injury occurred.

An X-Ray has since been released of the Senegalese striker’s leg, showing breaks to the tibia and fibula.