U21s striker breaks his leg in training

04/03/2016  11 Comments  [Jump to last]
Sam Byrne has suffered an unfortunate leg fracture in a training ground practice match.

The 20-year-old Irishman was signed as a free agent in the summer of 2014 after he left Manchester United's academy and had been making steady progress as a regular in David Unsworth's Under-21s side.

Unsworth said of the striker, who has already undergone surgery: The boys are all gutted for Sam because they are a close group and hes a popular member of the squad.

"We will give him all the support he needs and I look forward to having him back amongst us as soon as possible.


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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 04/03/2016 at 15:44:38
Shouldn't Unsworth be insisting on no stupid dangerous tackling in training? It's not as if this hasn't happened before. Remember Barkley's training injury, courtesy of Barry.
Don Alexander
2 Posted 04/03/2016 at 16:27:49
Very bad luck for the lad. I hope he's able to keep his head together while he recovers. A recently emigrated player said he wished he'd spent down-time in his career paying attention to coaching manuals instead of squandering his time. Seems a good idea for Sam perhaps, and could well make him an even better player for the many years ahead.
Harold Matthews
3 Posted 04/03/2016 at 17:32:53
Heartbreaking news. Get well soon, Sam.
Jay Wood
4 Posted 04/03/2016 at 17:48:14
Tough break for the lad. He appears to have something about him. Hope he cames back quickly, and stronger.
Paul Ellam
5 Posted 04/03/2016 at 19:04:21
I wish him well.
Si Cooper
6 Posted 05/03/2016 at 01:46:34
Let's hope it is a straightforward break and the surgery went well.
Depending on the site, breaks can be relatively easy to recover from, though no doubt the lad will be frustrated as hell by the enforced lay-off. Hopefully he will be able use that frustration and the shock of a major injury to focus and come back more determined to succeed than ever.
Paul Kossoff
7 Posted 05/03/2016 at 02:12:31
It would seem sensible in training to moderate heavy tackle's in training, that would at least lessen the threat of injuries.
Anthony Dwyer
8 Posted 05/03/2016 at 12:34:53
Best of luck to the young lad, lets hope he is a quick healer.

Just a little note to those who are complaining about tackles in training, Imo training should be done with some common sense, especially in regards to tackling, but come on, it's a man's game and injuries will unfortunately happen.

I'd guess more injuries would happen if players were to prance about making half hearted tackles.

Pete Owen
9 Posted 06/03/2016 at 01:37:39
Paul Kossoff 1+ 7

Absolutely, we wouldn't want to be teaching the younger players how to tackle, god forbid one of them will take that mantality into the first team and go and tackle an opposing player......what a scandal that would be.

Good luck to the lad, hope he heals fast and strong.

Patrick Murphy
10 Posted 07/03/2016 at 19:32:10
If you are lucky enough to have BT Sports, Everton will be featured tonight in their game with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light Kick-Off 7:45pm
Phil Sammon
11 Posted 07/03/2016 at 19:54:28
Paul Kossoff

Have you seen this horror challenge that's broken the young man's leg? Or are you just assuming that they fly into each other based on absolutely nothing?

Have many broken legs have we had in training? It's hardly an epidemic.

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