A fundraiser for a Bradford (Park Avenue) football player that was injured during a game at the weekend has reached £5000 in 4 days.

Midfielder, Jake Hibbs, 25 required surgery after sustaining a double fracture whilst playing against Chorley FC on Saturday.

Financial concerns were raised by the club’s management who witnessed the incident as they knew ‘it looked serious’.

Dave Stordy, BPA Development Fund Chairman said:  “We decided to straight away to have a bucket collection whilst we were waiting for the ambulance because we knew he was seriously injured and he was going to be out of work for some time.

"As a club and as fans we just want to make sure he’s looked after financially. He’s a popular lad and we don’t want to see him suffer."

Outside of football, Jake is a self-employed landscape gardener, and his partner is expecting a baby in four weeks time.

Due to his injuries, it is suspected that he will be unable to work for a minimum of 16 weeks.

Bradford Park Avenue Manager, Mark Bower said: "People in football especially at non-league level have realised what a risk players take by coming and playing on a Saturday and then having a job to go to on Monday.

"It is very rare for something so severe to happen, but I think this has captured people attention.

"Jake is such a humble and hard-working lad and I think that's why the fundraiser has got so high. Everyone knows he doesn't deserve something like this to happen to him."

To donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/jake-hibbs-fundraiser