Bray Wanderers midfielder Andrew McGovern has been diagnosed with a broken tibia and ligament damage following the club’s defeat against Dundalk last night, the club has confirmed.
McGovern suffered the injury in the closing stages of the Seagulls’ 5-0 defeat away against Dundalk in the Airtricity League Premier Division.
Bray Wanderers confirmed the news on Twitter, with news that the 19-year-old was due to have surgery today only for the operation to be pushed back until tomorrow.
We are able to provide an update on Andy McGovern. He has broken his Fibia and has some ligament damage, he was due to get operated on today but this has been put back until tomorrow.
The club is fully behind Andy as he begins his long road to recovery.
— Bray Wanderers FC (@BrayWanderers) May 26, 2018
He was treated on the pitch for seven minutes before being withdrawn in an ambulance. Bray were forced to play the remainder of the game with ten men having made all of their alloted substitutions – including bringing McGovern on for Gary McCabe after 26 minutes.
McGovern joins a long injury list for Wanderers, with Aaron Dillon, Hugh Douglas, Calvin Rogers, John Sullivan, Darragh Noone, Jake Kelly, Rhys Gorman, Jake Ellis, and Aaron Greene all joining him on the sidelines.