Following a series of tests on a knee injury picked up during a pre-season game at Enfield, AFC Rushden & Diamonds defender Jack Ashton had been advised he needed an operation to repair an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).

After trying to battle on with the injury, despite being in obvious pain during early season games, Jack had been unable to play for several weeks, and arranged for the operation to done as soon as possible so he can get back to full fitness without delay.

The operation was carried out at the end of last week, and Jack has reported he is now “on the mend”.

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The cost of this operation is £2000, and the club would like to assist Jack by arranging a fundraising effort to help towards that cost. The Club was going to hold a bucket collection at the fixture against Egham at the Dog & Duck on Saturday, but as that fixture was postponed the collection will now be made at the next two home games – against Beaconsfield SYCOB and Leighton Town. There is also an online donation facility via the club shop – you will find appropriate “donate” buttons on the right hand side of the homepage. So far, £1142 has been raised from donations.

Jack has been a very popular member of the squad since joining the club, and has been instrumental in our success over the last couple of seasons, so we feel it is only right to give the supporters the opportunity to help him in his hour of need.

Match action pictures courtesy of Malcolm Swinden Photography Copyright Mal Swinden ©2015


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