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Alan Shearer gets plate in broken wrist after bike fall

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Robert Summerscales For Mailonline

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

Alan Shearer has undergone surgery to have a plate inserted into his broken wrist

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

The 47-year-old took to Instagram to share X-ray pictures of his wrist after surgery

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 wrote: 'Nice new wrist!!!' He accompanied another post with the words: 'Plate in wrist'

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

Shearer appeared on Saturday night's Match of the Day show wearing a 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 Newcastle Icon had earlier used Instagram to break the news of his accident

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

The Magpies legend is the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals

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

He racked up his impressive tally during spells at Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle

He racked up his impressive tally during spells at Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle


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