During yesterday’s match against Wealdstone in the FA Trophy, Southport’s Josh Thompson suffered a catastrophic injury to his patella.
Sadly, Josh faces a considerable battle to be able to play football again. As such, the club is unable to confirm when Josh can return.
Josh was taken to hospital by ambulance after the incident, and club physio Luke McCall joined Josh in hospital after the game. Josh received immediate treatment for the pain and was discharged when his pain levels subsided. Josh was also attended by his mother and father who were present at yesterday’s game.
Manager Steve Burr has visited Josh, and chairman Charlie Clapham has been in contact with Josh’s parents.
Josh will attend a specialist today in Bolton where he will need major reconstructive surgery. This surgery will take place either today or tomorrow.
The club will continue to support Josh through his recovery – and fundraising events for Josh are already being considered.