Wayne Rooney broke my wrist - football fan, 9, hurt by stray shot

Young Shropshire football fanatic Jamie Thomas is sure to remember his first match watching his sporting heroes - because Wayne Rooney broke his wrist. The nine-year-old was watching Manchester United for the first time when a stray shot caught his arm and left him needing hospital treatment.

Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United against Wolves on Sunday
Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United against Wolves on Sunday

Young Shropshire football fanatic Jamie Thomas is sure to remember his first match watching his sporting heroes - because Wayne Rooney broke his wrist.

The nine-year-old from Wem was watching Manchester United for the first time when a stray shot from the £250,000-a-week striker caught his arm and left him needing hospital treatment.

Jamie, who attends St Peter's Primary School, broke his wrist after trying to block Rooney's wayward thunderbolt in the warm up before their game with Wolves at Molineux on Sunday.

It left Jamie, who was sat on the front row of the Jack Harris Stand, missing most of the second half being treated by first aiders.

Rooney is not believed to have been aware of the incident.

Jamie's father Andy said: "It was his first Man Utd game and we were in the Wolves end because somebody got us tickets.

"We were sat on the first row right at the front. We were with my nephew, Jamie's uncle, his sister and her brother.

"The players were warming up and Rooney and Hernandez 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."

He added: "It shook him up a bit but he's fine about it now and I don't think it's put him off going to other games.

"I don't think Rooney realised what he had done otherwise I am sure he would have come over."

A spokesman for Manchester United said: “Wayne did not have any idea this had happened. He has now signed a shirt for Jamie and will be writing to him to apologise.”

A Wolves spokesman said Jamie has also been invited to watch the squad train.

Both Jamie and his dad are also Shrewsbury Town fans and try and watch them regularly.

Comments for: "Wayne Rooney broke my wrist - football fan, 9, hurt by stray shot"

Bruce

Thats very unlucky. However, I don't agree that Manchester United fans should be in the Wolves end, especially if Wolves fans couldn't get a ticket.

The Original Kev

Read the post!

He is a Shrewsbury fan.

Free tickets to see a 9 year old hero's = sit anywhere

twisting my melon

or look at the picture.

John

Why was he in the Wolves end?

Colin.Dodd.

Somebody bought the tickets for him, maybe the Wolves fan.

Not that difficult is it?

H. St. John Peasbody

Surely this should be investigated and Wolverhampton could look at a Football Banning Order ;-)

Amanda

He's a 9th old boy who wanted 2 watch the game! U wud hav done the same if it was ur child so giv my nephew a break!

The Original Kev

Yes Right,What ever

seems you have lost the plot

Door handle come to mind

jays dad

behave and grow up

The Original Kev

Read the post!

Because he was given tickets

Drone

... and when he got home, Freddie Starr had eaten his hamster.

Richard

He wasn't enjoying the game when Man U were winning 5 - 0!?

However I'm glad to hear that really they are Town fans.

Jamie's Auntie

Yeah he was sitting in the wolves end because he got brought tickets and also most of his family come from that area. he loves man u and shrewsbury. Wayne rooney is his idol and to a 9year old boy where ever he gets to sit to see him is irrelevant.

Thanks the original kev at least you understand lol.

Offa

Why don't you READ the article before putting stupid things about it!! I work with his dad and jay is a man united fan and idolises Rooney, the tickets were sorted out by his uncle who is a wolves fan and that's why they were in the wolves end. Jamie was the only united fan who was in the group. It was an accident.... Why does it matter where they were sat?? If you wanted tickets you should have got there earlier!!

Family friend

For your information Jamie went with my Son who is a Wolves season ticket holder as a treat!!!!!

Bruce,John and Peasbody you must be sad old men to knock a young lad who went to see 1 of his heroes as a treat. Not like he was a 18 year old thug wanting to cause trouble. Get a flaming life!!!!!!!!!

Mac

Poor little lad. Hope Rooney sees this article; would be nice if he were to send the young lad a signed jersey or something.

p.s. lads, quit bickering over nothing.

donna

Wayne rooney has wrote about this on twitter x

Shifnal David

The safest place to sit at Molineux is usually behind the goal that Wolves are attacking, I cant recall any recent goal attempts by the team in recent weeks, atleast next year there will be plenty of opportunity for fans to put their coats etc on all the empty seats in the new stand!

jays dad

jays dad here! to you miserable gits who have been nasty! for your information i have been trying to get tickets to old trafford all season but cant. my brother inlaw said he could get sum because hes a season ticket holder at wolves. because its jamies favourite team i thought i would take him. hope no ones got a problem with this????

the naughty boy who got Jamie the ticket to sit in the wolves end

Just for all the people who are moaning I am the one who got the ticket sorted for Jamie.he is a young lad who was desperate to see man utd and Rooney.ive been a wolves fan all my life and as a treat got him a ticket for the game.he was sat in the wolves end coz I dont think it wud be a very good idea for a 9year old to sit alone in the man utd end and there is no chance of me sitting with away fans.if any of the sad people out there have a problem about this then by all means say something to me,but dont take it out on a 9year old who at the end of the day has broken his wrist.get a grip

brenda

Does it matter if fans are mixed together? There's so much aggression with football fans, u go to a rugby match its a diffetent story! More grown up. I'm glad rooney is going to send him something, and hope he gets better soon

Nigel

Yes it is sad that the main thread of this incident is 'why's he in our end' not so much how's he doing or can we help out, sort of lacking a sporting feel to it really for my liking.

Hope he gets better soon and continues to enjoy his sport regardless of where he sits or stands, it really would help curb the aggression in fans. Remember, children learn from us, teach them well then let them lead the way.