Chris Basham injury updates: Sheffield United captain with medics in hospital after horror leg break | The Sun

CHRIS BASHAM suffered an horrific ankle injury during Sheffield United's Premier League defeat by Fulham.

The match was stopped for 13 minutes while the star was given oxygen and then taken to hospital in distressing scenes.

Basham attempted to cross the ball into the Fulham box when his ankle gave way and was badly broken.

The Blades captain is now with medics in hospital, his manager Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed.

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  • By Jon Boon

    Heckingbottom's reaction

    Manager Paul Heckingbottom admitted he got a good view of happened to Chris Basham.

    And when his player was receiving treatment, he made sure he went onto the pitch to see how he was.

  • By Jon Boon

    Heckingbottom on Basham continued

    "He's where he needs to be, with the doctors and medics in hospital," Heckingbottom added.

    "It's something that you never want to see. Everyone knows how popular he is, and everyone will be thinking about him."

  • By Jon Boon


    Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom has described Chris Basham's injury as "horrendous".

    The boss was talking to talkSPORT and appeared distraught talking about the unfortunate incident.

    Heckingbottom also confirmed that John Egan faces months out too.

    Bad day at the office for the Blades.

  • By Jon Boon

    Henderson's heartfelt message

    Dean Henderson has tweeted his support for Chris Basham.

    Henderson played in sticks for Sheffield United and was his former teammate.

    He wrote on X: "There's only one Chris Basham." He added a praying hands emoji and a heart emoji.

  • By James Orr

    Wast-gasp Willian

    Fulham have won 3-1 after Willian scored in the 92nd minute of lengthy injury time.

    Though the match has been overshadowed by the injury to Blades captain Chris Basham.

  • By Jon Boon

    Ream to the rescue

    Tim Ream was the first player to console Chris Basham after his horror injury.

    The American Fulham star raced over to his opponent to check on him and offer his support.

    It was an incident that really shook the players on the pitch.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Positive thumbs up

    As horrible as the initial injury to Chris Basham looks, there's a glimpse of hope for the Sheffield United captain.

    While he was being stretchered off the pitch he raised his hand and gave the fans a thumbs up.

    Both sets of supporters united to give him a collective round of applause as he was taken away and put into the ambulance.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Diop can't look

    Fulham's Issa Diop couldn't look at the horrific ankle break suffered by Chris Basham on the pitch.

    The Cottagers' defender was seen squirming at the terrible sights on the pitch at Craven Cottage.

    Credit: Rex
  • By Joshua Hall

    Social reaction

    Sheffield United's official X (formerly Twitter) account has tweeted saying: "Jack Robinson replaces Chris Basham who leaves Craven Cottage on a stretcher following a lengthy stoppage in play.

    "We sound our wished to Bash, and will communicate updates as and when we have them."

    While Fulham sent a reply to the Blades, writing: "Sending our full support to Chris."

  • By Joshua Hall

    Only one Chris Basham

    Chants of "There's only one Chris Basham" ringed round Craven Cottage in support of the Sheffield United captain following his injury.

    His team currently trail 1-0 to Fulham after Bobby De Cordova-Reid goal in the second half.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Ambulance leaving

    Basham could be seen leaving the ground in an ambulance as medics took immediate action following his injury.

    Credit: Reuters
  • By Joshua Hall

    Taken to hospital

    Chris Basham has been taken away from Craven Cottage in an ambulance after his horror injury.

    The 35-year-old has been taken to hospital for treatment on what seems to be an ankle break.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Basham updates

    Sheffield United’s Chris Basham has suffered a horror injury in today's game against Fulham.

    Basham attempted to cross the ball into the Fulham box when his ankle gave way and was badly broken.

    The star was taken off with oxygen after a lengthy delay in play.

    Credit: Rex

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