Goole AFC have wished striker Josh Lamming a speedy recovery after he sustained a severely fractured skull last weekend.
The circumstances leading to injuries as unknown but Lamming underwent surgery on Thursday, which the club have been informed was a “successful” one.
In a statement on their website Vikings manager Marc Brown described Lamming as “a popular member in the changing room”.
The statement in full read “The club was horrified to hear of the injury sustained by Josh Lamming last Saturday night that saw him suffer a severely fractured skull.
Not much is known at this moment in time, but it was away from any football field and several hours after Josh had scored four goals for local side Goole United, in their seven nil victory.
His family and friends have told the club that on Thursday morning a planned operation was successful. We just wish Josh a speedy recovery back to full health and fitness.
Manager Marc Brown said “Josh has been in and out of the junior team at Goole AFC for the past few years but came back to play for the U21s this summer. He has been fantastic on the pitch for us this season and off the pitch he has matured a lot and has been a massive help to myself.
He is also a popular member in the changing room and it was certainly quieter on Tuesday night!!! On behalf of myself and all the lads in the U21s we wish Josh all the best in his recovery and he knows we are there for any support he needs along the way, and we hope to see him at the VPG in the near future. Get well soon Josh.
Despite being in hospital recovering, he was still texting Tuesday night asking about the score and congratulated the lads after the result, which shows his character.”
As Marc mentioned Josh is a well-liked local lad from Goole, oozing with natural talent and possessing a cultured left-foot, and is someone who over the years has turned out for Swinefleet and Goole United, and topping the goal-scoring charts wherever he plays.
On behalf of the club “get well soon Josh” and a bucket collection is planned for Saturday’s game against Prescott Cables to help Josh who is likely to be off work for a fair few weeks and months”