Luke Shaw was ready to return to Manchester United after suffering a concussion. © AFP
Luke Shaw was ready to return to Manchester United after suffering a concussion in England's defeat against Spain, when Gareth Southgate called Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray. The Southgate team started their campaign in the UEFA Nations League with a frustrating 2-1 loss at Wembley on Saturday, but worries over their left-back well-being eclipsed the outcome. Shaw magnificently established Marcus Rashford's first goal in his first start in England since September 2015, an appearance that came just a week before he suffered a dreadful double halftime in a Champions League. The left-back looked like he might have suffered another major injury minutes before the second half of Saturday, with the head that seems to hit Dani Carvajal's hip before bouncing sickly on the grass.
The impact was audible from the stands and led to a stretcher with an oxygen mask and a collar after a prolonged treatment.
Later, Shaw was walking and talking and tweeting that he was "fine", but that he will return to United on Monday.
A statement from the Football Association said: "Luke Shaw stayed in St. George's Park today to rest more and control having suffered a concussion against Spain yesterday, he will return to his club tomorrow."
Shaw's injury has opened the opportunity for left-back Chilwell, who moves from England's Under-21 team with his Leicester teammate, Gray.
The couple could bow on the turf on Tuesday, as King Power Stadium will host a friendly against Switzerland.