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Chris Basham issues an update on his condition from hospital after his horror injury

Chris Basham issues an update on his condition from hospital days on after his horror injury against Fulham last weekend.

The 35 year old Blades captain suffered a severe lower-leg injury on Saturday as he attempted to make a cross with the fixture at Craven Cottage stopped for over minutes while the centre-back had received treatment.

He ended up being carried off the pitch on a stretcher to a standing ovation, and taken to hospital, as the away supporters chanted his name to which he waved and gave a thumbs up.

Four days ago, Basham took to Instagram, saying: “Devastated with my injury in yesterdays game, had my first operation to clean things up and will have a second this week to make things right…

“Would like to thank the football world for there support in messages and social media posts all my close friends and family to Sheffield United for taking care of me and @fulhamfc for their support in the process @timream5 for being there and putting football aside Catch up with updates in the coming weeks Bash 🚂”

He then issued a further post on Thursday (12 October) in which he said: “Had my two surgery’s done now and I can’t thank the surgeons enough for the fast response to me.

“The first surgery was for cleaning up the wound I suffered a dislocation, the second surgery was to repair the ligaments and to fit a plate on my bone where the fracture was.

“I’m in a cast now and it feel a lot more comfortable. Will be in London still for another few days but then be going home to recover in the right way.

“Trying to stay positive everyday with great family and friends around me. Still overwhelmed by the support I have received thank you bash 🚂”

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Paul Heckingbottom made an honest admission regarding his side, his performances, position, form and injuries, saying as per The Star:

“Listen, you get what you deserve and we’re where we deserve to be,” the manager, who also lost John Egan and Tom Davies to lengthy spells on the sidelines this month before the Basham blow, admitted after Fulham. “But there’s clear to see there are lots of things that are going against us and this week, and this game, has been a perfect example.

“But we have to roll with it. There’s only us who can get ourselves out of it. We have to fight and fight, and wait for the moments to turn and then capitalise. Because no-one’s going to feel sorry for us, about the three players we’ve lost this week or an unlucky goal that’s cost us points. They’re going to try and capitalise on it.

“We’ve got to enjoy it. Every game we’ve got to enjoy it even though it’s a tough time. You’re up against one of the top, top players you have to enjoy the challenge of it. Prepare properly, enjoy how tough it is, because we’ve fought really hard to be here. We want to be here, we want to fight and compete.

“The players need to know I’m with them I’ve got them. We’ve got what we’ve got in terms of the bodies. We’ve lost so many but it’s up to me, the staff and the players to enjoy this battle, enjoy what it is and the problems the Premier League poses you. Hopefully the things going against us are going to turn and then we can capitalise and get some reward for our hard work.

I can’t suddenly change because of a result,” Heckingbottom added, with the 8-0 defeat to Newcastle the stand out recent defeat before nearly pulling off a win against Tottenham after that.

“There are certain things we’ve seen which can’t happen and we’ve spoken about but there’s only us who can put it right. There are certain standards we have to aspire to. I can’t feel sorry for the players, I can work with them and get them to try and understand that there’s only us who can turn it around and we’ll be the ones to do it. But we have to realise we’re in it together.”

Twitter users reacted as Chris Basham issues an update on his condition from hospital after his horror injury at Fulham…

@cherrystreet71: Stay strong Bash, absolute top lad and worshipped in the red half of the City of Sheffield. Get well soon brother 🙏

@Highland_Blade: Glad to see you’re on the first stage to your recovery Bash. Know you’re loved by all Blades. #Bashambauer #UTB

@dickysidearse79: All the best in your recovery Bash, what a hero you’ve been to many Blades. Utb.

@Lee_Siddall: All the best Bash, Mr Sheffield United ⚔️❤️

@PaulDys69631436: Come on bashambauer! You’ve got this . You are absolutely adored at the lane and can’t wait to see you back there. Always welcome in the many years to come, in whatever capacity you take on or even just a match day fan! UTB!

@DinoPaggiossi: All the Best Bash hope you have a speedy recovery and you’ll be out on the pitch ASAP. 💙🦉🤍

@Fulham86: All the best Chris, hope the recovery goes well and you are on a pitch again asap

@daviesblades83: All the best with your recovery bash, blades legend. 🔴⚪️⚫️⚔️

@rogercart57: Good luck & best wishes for speedy recovery MOT.

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