Long Sutton Athletic defender Glen Wells faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a double leg break that saw the groundhop game against Tydd St Mary abandoned on Sunday.
The match had been going for just 11 minutes when former Holbeach United striker Jake Clitheroe went in for a tackle that left Wells with a broken tibia and fibia.
Opinion in London Road was divided as to whether the tackle was fair or not, but the referee did book Clitheroe. It was certainly not a deliberate foul.
There was uncertainty as Wells lay on the side of the pitch awaiting medical help. A First Responder team was soon on the scene but after 35 minutes, and with Wells still being treated, the match was abandoned by referee Andy Murray.
During the wait, Long Sutton club officials had a whip-round for the popular postman and just under £350 was collected. The Magpies have also donated £400 from gate receipts to Glen to help with his recovery.
LONG SUTTON ATHLETIC
Taylor, Ramm, Bennett, Marduci, Wells, Shepherd, M Oliver, B Oliver, Treacher, Ward, Moses. Subs: Allen, Ward, Gosling, King, Scase.
TYDD ST MARY
Cooper, Burch, Slater, Piccaver, Newcombe, Cawthorn, N Ainslie, Easey, J Clitheroe, Burrell, Bradshaw. Subs: J Ainslie, D Clitheroe, Curson, Kirkham, Richardson.