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Old Trafford striker hits child with wayward shot.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has apologised to a nine-year-old football fan after he broke his wrist with a stray shot.
Jamie Thomas, from Wem in Shropshire, was watching Manchester United for the first time at Wolves on Sunday when the shot hit his arm during the warm-up.
Rooney said on Twitter: “I want to apologise to Jamie Thomas.
“I have arranged for a letter and a signed shirt to be sent to his home address.”
It is not thought that Rooney was aware of the incident at the time.
Jamie’s father, Andy, said the injury happened when Rooney and Javier Hernandez were taking shots at goal. Rooney missed the target and the ball headed towards Jamie.
He put out his hands to stop it hitting him and it broke his wrist.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
One can only imagine how many potential injuries have been suffered as a result of Fernando Torres’s errant finishing. Perhaps there should be a support group for such victims?
On a serious note, it’s good to see Wayne Rooney going that extra mile to support this young fan. Clearly