Non-League football is rallying around Peckham Town player Alli Abdullahi after he sustained serious injuries during a game last weekend.
Abdullahi was attacked by an opposition player and sustained a broken jaw and a broken eye socket, as well as neck damage.
Fears that he had broken his neck have been calmed.
Abdullahi underwent an operation at a local hospital on Tuesday and should return home later in the week.
As well as a number of his former clubs, Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust are one of the leading supporters and put out the following statement:
“You may have heard that Peckham Town’s game vs Stansfeld was abandoned after 27 minutes on Saturday. This was following an extremely distressing incident when Alli Abdullahi was attacked on the pitch. There is absolutely no place for this in society, let alone football.
“Alli has a broken jaw, eye socket and neck damage (not broken as feared). He had an operation at Kings on Tuesday and hopes to return home later this week. He has a young family and only just started self-employment. So this incident will hit him financially, as well as physically and emotionally.
“DHST prides itself in supporting our local community. We are keen to play our part by supporting a neighbouring team and player at this difficult time.
“If you wish to wish to support Alli, then you can either donate here (http://gofundme.com/fundraising-for-alli-abdullahi) or find a DHST board member to donate cash at either of our next two games (Winchester away and Met Police at home).