August 20, 1921
Jack Sheldon, of Clay Cross, Liverpool’s right winger, sustained a compound fracture of the leg during the progress of the match with Derby County on April 16. He has now been conveyed home, and, as was feared at the time, his football career is ended.
His leg is still encased in plaster of Paris, and will have to remain so for another six weeks at least. Sheldon would have taken his benefit in the ordinary course of events during the coming season. Although the injured player was the first to admit that it was a pure accident which led to his undoing,
Derby County have offered to play him a benefit. Nothing definite has yet been settled, but it is possible that at the end of the season a match will be arranged between Liverpool and the International side for his benefit.
(Source: Derby Daily Telegraph: August 20, 1921)