Liam Ormsby is hoping that Saturday’s injury during the FA Cup game against Tadcaster Albion is only a minor set-back in his Scarborough Athletic career.
The midfielder turned defender is waiting to see a specialist after the injury he picked up in the latter stages of the game.
A reckless challenge from Lewis Morgan resulted in Ormsby heading off to hospital with a chipped bone in his ankle as well as what could be a broken leg and ligament damage.
“I’m waiting for a call from the hospital, they couldn’t do a scan because it was too swollen,” he said.
“I’m on pain killers at the moment, but it is still very, very painful.
“I can remember a bit about what happened, but I don’t remember much about what happened afterwards, probably because of the gas and air.
“I cleared the ball then I shut my eyes and braced myself because I knew there was going to be some contact. I didn’t think it would be that bad.
“I have never felt pain like it when he hit me. I’ve damaged my ankle before, but it was nothing like this.”
Ormsby has been touched by the amount of good will he has received since returning home from hospital.
He added: “David Brown and Dean Lisles came in to hospital to see me, so did Paddy Miller.
“I’ve spoken to the gaffer (Steve Kittrick), who wished me all the best and Tom Morgan has been around to my house.
“I’m not really one for social media, but the response since I turned my phone back on has been amazing.
“The good will messages have been really nice to read, things like that really give you a lift.”
Ormsby is feeling positive ahead of the news on the extent of his injury.
“I’m just hoping for the best, looking at it positively it could just be a case of two to three weeks,” he added.
“I’ve damaged my ankle in the past so there aren’t many ligaments left in there, so that could save me.
“I’ve really enjoyed my short time at Scarborough and I’m looking forward to getting back playing again for such a great club.
“When I left Tadcaster I wasn’t sure what to do. Selby came in for me, but when I came to Scarborough I knew it was right for me.
“I’ve not really played at centre-back before, but it was a case of taking it and doing the best I can.
“Even playing at right-back, I gave my all and enjoyed every minute of it.”