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Match abandoned at Bonar Bridge after player suffers broken leg during match against Fort William in North Caledonian League

By Will Clark

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The North Caledonian League match between Bonar Bridge and Fort William was abandoned after a footballer suffered a broken leg during the game.

Bonar Bridge player Dean Fraser suffered a leg break in the match against Fort William.
Bonar Bridge player Dean Fraser suffered a leg break in the match against Fort William.

Bonar Bridge player Dean Fraser was reported to have suffered a lower leg break in the 50th minute of the match.

The match was abandoned due to an ambulance not arriving within a certain time and due to light fading which would not have allowed the game to be concluded before it got too dark.

The player is reported to be undergoing an operation today to treat the injury.

"Bonar Bridge released a statement on social media which read: "Unfortunately today's game was abandoned after 50 minutes due to a serious injury.

"We would like to wish Dean a speedy recovery and send best wishes from all at BBFC."

Fort William released a statement on their social media sites which read: "The injured player couldn't be moved and as no ambulance had arrived by a certain time the decision was taken to abandon - if the game had restarted it would have ended in not enough light.

"It was the correct decision made in the best interests of the player involved."

Fort William also released a second statement on Sunday which read: "Everyone at Fort William FC wants to wish all the best to young Dean from Bonar Bridge F.C who suffered a bad lower leg break in yesterdays NCL fixture which had to subsequently be abandoned.

"We hope your operation goes well today Dean and we hope to see you back on the park in the future.

"Great work by all involved at Bonar Bridge to keep him still and as comfortable as he could be in the circumstances.

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