Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney was practicing for his game against Wolverhampton a few days ago when one of his shot attempts went flying into the crowd.
Unsuspecting nine-year-old fan Jamie Thomas tried to avoid getting nailed in the face by ducking and putting his arms up.
“I felt like a rocket had hit my arm but I was buzzing because Wayne had kicked it. I thought my arm and wrist was OK but it was getting more painful.”
Thomas had to leave the game to have his arm put in a cast despite him begging his dad to stick around until the end of the game.
But the story has a happy ending, as Thomas says he’s fine and Rooney expressed his concern via Twitter.
Here’s video of the infamous shot via 101 Great Goals:
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