A BRIDPORT footballer is waiting to see whether he will be able to play again following a nasty leg break.

Brandon Scadding, of Bridport Reserves, underwent surgery on his leg after it was broken in a match against Holt on Saturday September 5.

The 27-year-old had to undergo a three-and-a-half-hour operation, with a rod fitted in his leg to stabilise both a snapped tibia and fibula.

Brandon is currently waiting to hear whether he will be able to make a full recovery and, in turn, find out whether or not he will be able to play again.

Brandon said: “To be honest I can’t remember the incident as it’s all a bit blurry, but I know I was in a lot of pain. It was a pain I haven’t felt before and hopefully won’t have to feel again.

“I have an appointment next week where I will find out more, I’m trying not to overthink it, there’s no point worrying over a decision that hasn’t happened yet.”

He added: “The doctor came to see me after the surgery and said it all went well. I’ll find out more next week and then I can start to make a plan moving forward.

“For the time being the plan is just to get some rest, keep my leg straight, listen to the doctor and try to stay positive.”

Bridport Reserves’ first game back after the pandemic put a halt to proceedings was called off after just 28 minutes, following a challenge from an opposition player described as ‘horrible’ by manager Richard Middleton.

The match was brought to an end in order for an air ambulance to land on the pitch to assist Brandon.

Mark Scadding, Brandon’s father and former Bridport Reserves manager, said: “He’s in a bit of a bad place at the moment, which is understandable as his playing days could well be over.

“It was a horrible challenge, I don’t think you could even call it a tackle really.”

Mark also thanked and praised the work of the NHS workers who assisted his son.

He said: “Thanks to everyone who help keep Brandon calm and safe in a horrid position.

“Top service from the ambulance crew and air ambulance doctors, myself and my lad needed you today.”


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