Cambridge FC sends its best wishes to Ngongotaha goalkeeper Andrew Gibbs who suffered a season-ending leg injury during last Saturday’s Northern League match at John Kerkhof Park.
Gibbs (pictured) – known as Gibbo in football circles – undergoes surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) after fracturing his tibula in two places, dislocating his ankle and suffering a hairline fracture of his fibula.
The injury led to a 20-minute delay in the match, drawn 2-2, before Gibbs could be stretchered off and before the arrival of an ambulance.
It was a sorry ending to a long day for the amiable ‘keeper who had played a full 90 minutes for Ngongotaha in their reserves game against Cambridge before playing in the main Lotto NRFL second division match.
It was also his first game as Ngongotaha’s player-coach, having taken over the role in the days leading up to the fixture.
Gibbo is a familiar face at Cambridge, having visited with Rotorua United and been a supporter of women’s football.
We wish him a full recovery and look forward to seeing him back at John Kerkhof Park in the future.