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Wayne Rooney's warm up shot broke 9-year-old boy's wrist

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wayne Rooney accidentally broke a 9-year-old fan Jamie Thomas with a stray shot before Manchester United's 5-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

Wayne Rooney's warm up shot broke 9-year-old boy's wrist
Photo: Shropshire Star

The football fanatic from Wem in Shropshire was at Molineux Stadium on Sunday to watch his United heroes for the first time.

After taking his seat in the Jack Harris Stand with his dad Andy, the two watched the players warming up on the pitch.

When a wayward Rooney shot headed his way, Jamie put his hands up to protect his face but the ball clattered into his wrist leaving him in pain.

Jamie's father Andy told the Shropshire Star: "The players were warming up and Rooney and (Javier) Hernández were taking a few shots.

"Rooney missed one and it was coming straight towards Jamie so he put out his hands to stop it hitting him and it broke his wrist.

"At first we thought it was just bruising but Jamie wasn't enjoying the game so we went to first aid. We ended up missing most of the second half.

"They wanted us to go to Wolverhampton hospital but we were catching the train so we went to Shrewsbury instead.

"They said it was a clean break and he has to go back in a couple of weeks.

"He went back to school yesterday and has had his friends signing his cast. He can't write with his hand and we are having to help him get changed."

Rooney was not aware of the incident at the time, but has now said sorry to the schoolboy and promised to send him a personalised gift.

He tweeted: "I want to apologise to Jamie Thomas, I have arranged for a letter and a signed shirt to be sent to his home address #getwellsoon."

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