Boston United striker Gregg Smith has suffered a dislocation and fracture to his right ankle.
The 26-year-old sustained the injury during New Year’s Day’s 2-1 victory over Gainsborough Trinity at The Northolme.
He has been treated at Lincoln County Hospital and will now begin the long road to recovery.
A statement on the Pilgrims website read “Boston United would like to thank members of Gainsborough Trinity staff for their helping in caring for the player prior to his delayed departure to hospital on Sunday evening.
Further updates on Smith’s recovery will follow in due course”