Former Liveprool striker gives advice to Manchester United defender.
Djibril Cisse has reached out to Manchester United defender Luke Shaw after he sustained a serious injury in the Champions League.
A wild tackle from PSV's Hector Moreno caused Shaw a double leg fracture, and he faces a battle simply to play again this season.
A long route of recovery is ahead, and if there is a player who knows about what Shaw will be going through, then it is Cisse.
He suffered a broken leg while playing for Liverpool against Blackburn back in 2004.
Cisse sent messages to Shaw via Twitter, urging him to fight through and keep positive, also suggesting the biggest hurdle to overcome is a mental one.
@LukeShaw23 be strong its a difficult moment but its now that tou have to be show that u r a fighter dont give up— djibril cisse (@DjibrilCisse) September 16, 2015
@LukeShaw23 think positive and ull be back quicker and stronger than you think trust me i know what im talking about— djibril cisse (@DjibrilCisse) September 16, 2015
Cisse never really recovered to become the striker many Liverpool supporters expected him to be, even though he went onto have a solid career and win more than 40 caps for France.
His message will though give Shaw encouragement as he prepares to begin his road to recovery. He has an outside chance of making England's Euro 2016 squad, but already he should accept there are no guarantees.