Tom Thorpe was stretchered off during Manchester United’s 5-0 win over Blackburn tonight in the Lancashire Senior Cup.
The defender came off worse in a tackle and immediately looked in pain which is certainly a worry for him, especially given how he has had previous injuries already in his career.
Thorpe, 21, was really enjoying his football this season and was consistently one of United’s best players in every U21s match. It would be a cruel blow for him to suffer a serious injury at this time because he has been training with the first-team and also made his senior debut under Louis van Gaal this season.
Prior to his injury, Thorpe was having a very comfortable game as he usually does and it was typified by this fantastic block to keep Blackburn at bay:
United should officially release information about Thorpe’s fitness over the next 24 hours.