Shaw to have leg amputated; may not be fit for Euros

READING, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Luke Shaw of England attacks during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championships Qualifier between England U21 and Moldova U21 at The Madejski Stadium on September 05, 2013 in Reading, England, (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

England’s Euro 2016 hopes have taken a major setback on Tuesday evening with the news that Luke Shaw may not be fit in time for this summer’s championship.

The 20-year-old England star looks likely to miss the remainder of the season, after his doctor confirmed that Shaw’s right leg will need to be amputated. Of the news that is sure to devastate United and England fans, Dr. John Morris explained: “This is one of the most horrific and life threatening injuries we’ve ever seen. Luke has had so many problems with his right leg, that we feel amputation is the only option left.”

Immediately following Shaw’s horrific injury, Sky Sports News began asking the most important question: “How will this affect England’s Euro 2016 chances?”

The odds of Shaw making an appearance at the Euros doesn’t look promising. In fact, almost 50% of footballers to have lost a leg, have never played professionally again. Australian midfielder Danny Invincible, being one notable exception.

Rio Ferdinand took to twitter to send his best wishes and lament England’s chances without the left back. “@LukeShaw23 Get well soon mate. Big shout now if he’ll be fit for the Euros. Luke Shaw with one leg is still better than Kieran Gibbs with two.”Rooney and Charlton with quote

Dr. Morris, denied that amputating his leg was unnecessary, saying that despite being a Liverpool fan, Shaw’s health was his only concern: “I really wish there was another option but desperate times call for desperate measures. It’ll probably grow back.”