Dani Carvajal's message to hospitalised Luke Shaw was a nice touch
The incident clearly left the Spanish defender shook as well.
Just as Luke Shaw was looking to be the top-class left back that Manchester United thought they had signed from Southampton, he picked up a bad head blow and was stretchered from the Wembley pitch.
Shaw's decent start to the season with United carried on into England duty after his recall by Gareth Southgate. The 23-year-old set up Marcus Rashford for the opening goal and, despite Spain striking back twice, he was still out there is the second half as England sought another.
That was until this unfortunate collision with Dani Carvajal left him badly concussed and in need of swift medical attention.
Luke Shaw 😰 #EngFra pic.twitter.com/852VzyT34d
— JeremyS (@JeremyS_010) September 8, 2018
Shaw sent out a message to all his supporters, on Twitter, after the game to let them know he was okay and that he would be back stronger than ever.
He also found time, in the hospital, to have a back-and-forth with Carvajal. The Real Madrid star, according to Marca, went straight to the England dressing room after the game to get the latest on Shaw.
'Carvajal asked David de Gea, Shaw's teammate at Old Trafford, for his phone number and he sent him a message soon after. Luke himself responded kindly to Carva, knowing that there was never a bad intention, only a collision caused by them contesting a 50/50 ball.'
It is unlikely that Shaw will feature in England's Tuesday night friendly with Switzerland due to concussion precautions and return to play protocols.
Southgate is expected to make as many as nine changes to his starting XI, with Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray both expected to be called up to the senior squad for that game.