Chris Basham thanks fans for 'overwhelming' support after broken ankle

Sheffield United star Chris Basham is seen for the first time since his horrific ankle break, sitting up in his London hospital bed after undergoing two surgeries to fit a plate on his bone

  • Sheffield United’s Chris Basham broke his ankle against Fulham on Saturday 
  • The defender required extensive medical attention and has had two operations 
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Chris Basham revealed he has been ‘overwhelmed by support’ as the Sheffield United defender was seen for the first since since the shocking injury he sustained at Fulham last week.

Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom described Basham’s injury as ‘horrific’ after he broke his ankle in the first half at Craven Cottage. 

The 35-year-old required extensive medical attention before the game resumed and has since had two operations.

Basham said on Instagram: ‘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 and dislocation, the second surgery was to repair the ligaments and to fit a plate on my bone where the fracture was.

Chris Basham has thanked fans for their ‘overwhelming’ support after he broke his ankle

Basham suffered the horrific injury against Fulham on Saturday and underwent two operations

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‘I’m in a cast now and it feels 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.’

Basham is in his 10th year with the Blades, having joined from Blackpool in 2014, and has made eight Premier League appearances this season.

The Blades won promotion back to the top flight last year but have yet to register their first win after eight matches and sit bottom of the table.

The Blades veteran took to Instagram to update fans on his recovery and express his gratitude


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