Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton died after suffering broken ribs during a fall at a care home.

 

Cheshire Coroners Court heard that the 86-year-old lost his balance as he stood up from a chair and struck a window sill and “possibly a radiator.”

 

Charlton was examined and there were no out looking injuries found.

 

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Later, the staff found swelling on his back. Paramedics were invited to The Willows in Knutsford, Cheshire, where he had been receiving treatment since July.

 

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A chest X-ray and CT scan revealed Charlton had fractured his ribs and was likely to develop pneumonia.

 

Doctors agreed that he should be put on end-of-life care at the hospital.

 

He passed away on October 21, five days after his fall, at the age of 86.