Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNSOURCE) In a recent football match, Diquan Johnson of the S L Horsford’s St. Paul’s Football team sustained an injury, dislocating his ankle, during a highly competitive clash on the field. The match was played on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023, at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.
Mr. Donald Freeman, President of the S L Horsford’s St. Paul’s Football Club told this media house that Johnson is expected to undergo surgery today (September 6th) at the JNF General Hospital adding that the injury is not career ending.
“While such an injuring can be potentially devasting, I was informed by the lead surgeon that the extent of Johnson’s injury is not career ending or career threatening, and that local medical attention will suffice, and the player is not expected to travel overseas for medical care”. Mr. Freeman said.
The Football Club’s President has expressed the organization’s unwavering support for the Johnson.
“We stand by our player and wish him a speedy recovery. He is an inspiration to the team and will surely be missed while he recovers” Donald coined.
He noted that the support the player has received thus far is crucial for the player’s emotional and mental well-being as it shows that he is not alone on the road to recovery. To this end, he expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the well-wishers.
The President ended by highlighting Johnson’s resilience and determination to return to the game.
The unfortunate incident occurred during a fiercely contested football match, between S L Horsford St. Paul’s and the RAMS Village Superstars.
It is understood that the incident occurred when Diquan Johnson of S L Horsford St. Paul’s was in possession of the ball when a player of RAMS Village Superstars collided with him to make a tackle.
The impact of the collision resulted in Johnson sustaining a dislocated ankle, causing immediate concern among teammates, opposition players, and spectators alike.
Concerns regarding the financial implications of the player’s injury were raised, prompting inquiries into the football association’s responsibility in such cases. When approached for comment, Techelle Maclean, General Secretary for the SKNFA emphasized their commitment to player welfare noting that matters of such nature are not discussed externally.