Winsford United have confirmed that George Ward suffered a broken tibia and fibula during their Hallmark Security League match against Irlam on Saturday.
In a statement released on the club’s official website chairman Mark Loveless paid tribute to the club’s supporters for their reaction and wished the player a “speedy and successful recovery”
The statement in full read “As you will be aware one of our players, George Ward, was seriously injured in the match against Irlam leading to abandonment of the game. As the result of a 50/50 tackle George was left with a broken Tibia and Fibula.
George is covered by the extensive player insurance the club invests in but we are looking at ways we are allowed to assist him financially in the short term. There will certainly be a bucket collection at the game against New Mills on Saturday and other ways will be investigated.
It says a lot for the fine quality of our supporters that no-one asked for their gate money to be returned, however we have decided that anyone producing their admission ticket from last night will be allowed free admittance on Saturday. We will also be making a decision as to what we will do with the Golden Goal money and the Raffle money that was collected.
In the meantime I’m sure you will join everyone at the club in wishing George a speedy and successful recovery.
Winsford United FC”
Source: Winsford United FC