In Sheffield United’s defeat against Fulham, the seasoned defender suffered a horrific leg break. Chris Basham took to social media to thank the football community for their support following a horrific leg break in Sheffield United’s 3-1 loss to Fulham.
The seasoned defender has had a cleaning procedure and will have another later this week to get things right. The centre-half was replaced in the first half after suffering an injury with the score at 0-0.
Fulham took the lead just before the hour mark through Bobby De-Cordova-Reid, but an own goal by Antonee Robinson leveled the game.
The scores were tied at 1-1 heading into the 75th minute, but an own goal from Wes Foderingham and a late Willian strike wrapped up all three points for the hosts
The injury to Basham put a dampener on proceedings and there’s no timeframe on his return. Speaking after the game, Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom said: “He’s where he needs to be, in hospital with the doctors and the medical team.
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“No-one wants to see that, ever, and when you’re involved in it and it’s one of your players it’s far, far worse. I’ve been on a pitch with a teammate and involved when it’s someone else but when it’s one of your players its tough and you can see that with the players.
“No [diagnosis] but you guys have seen the pictures, it’s terrible, it’s horrific. We’ve lost a good player, had to make changes we didn’t want to change.
“We can’t blame that. It’s going to affect us and it’s going to affect us for the season. I don’t know what the next step will be, but he’s where he needs to be and that’s the most important thing. Everyone could see he needs to be in hospital.”
Basham wrote on Instagram, “Devastated with my injury in yesterday’s 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 their messages and social media posts of support, all my close friends and family, Sheffield United for looking after me and Fulham for their support throughout the process, Tim Ream for being there and putting football aside.”
“Remain tuned for updates in the coming weeks.” Bash.”