Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has had surgery to have a plate inserted into his broken wrist.
The 47-year-old fell off his bike during a cycling holiday in Portugal earlier this month but is now back in England, where he has been treated.
Shearer took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to share X-ray pictures with his 184,000 followers.
Alan Shearer has undergone surgery to have a plate inserted into his broken wrist
The 47-year-old took to Instagram to share X-ray pictures of his wrist after surgery
He wrote: ‘Nice new wrist!!!’ He accompanied another post with the words: ‘Plate in wrist’
He accompanied the scan images with the caption: ‘Nice new wrist!!!’
The Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer also posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed with a large piece of blue foam protecting his right arm.
He wrote: ‘Op done. Plate in wrist. No golf tomorrow!’
Shearer had used Instagram to break the news of his injury too.
On August 21 he shared a gruesome photo of his cut hand and the message: ‘Ouch! Bit of a fall off the bike this morning.
‘Waiting for results of X-rays on wrist. Good job I was wearing my helmet #bikesafe’.
Despite his injury, BBC Sport pundit Shearer appeared on Saturday night’s Match of the Day show, wearing a black plaster on his wrist.
Shearer appeared on Saturday night’s Match of the Day show wearing a plaster on his wrist
The Newcastle Icon had earlier used Instagram to break the news of his accident
The Magpies legend is the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals
He racked up his impressive tally during spells at Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle