Wayne Rooney has apologised to a nine-year-old football fan after he fired a stray shot into the crowd which broke the youngster's wrist.
Football fanatic Jamie Thomas, from Wem in Shropshire, was watching Manchester United away at Wolves for the first time when the shot from the striker caught his arm.
Rooney used his Twitter page to say sorry to the schoolboy.
It is not thought he was aware of the incident at the time.
Wayne Rooney has since sent Jamie a signed shirt and letter of apology.
Jamie's father, Andy, said the injury happened when his son tried to block Rooney's shot in the warm-up before Manchester United's game with Wolves at Molineux at the weekend.
Mr Thomas said Rooney and Hernandez were taking a few shots when Rooney missed one and it came straight towards Jamie.
He put out his hands to stop it hitting him and it broke his wrist.
Jamie's mother told ITV's Daybreak that she was "quite shocked" when an X-ray revealed a clean break, but the injury won't put her son off going to football matches.
"I don't think I'll be able to stop him," she said.