March Town manager Paul Crosbie feared the worst when Sam Darlow was taken away by ambulance in Saturday’s Thurlow Nunn League Division One match.
The incident occured an hour into the game as March lost 3-0 to Long Melford.
Crosbie said of the stricken defender, who is sidelined after falling on his arm: “Sam got home with his arm in a cast, it is a dislocated elbow with a possible fracture but they won’t know until this week when he goes back to hospital. He expects to be out for six to eight weeks.”
Crosbie added: “Sam somersaulted in the air in a challenge on 60 minutes and landed on top of his arm. They wanted to move him but Sam was having none of it.
“Sam thought something had snapped. The ambulance people said it is probably a dislocation. It may have been the ligaments or the impact on the elbow or shoulder.
“Sam’s parents accompanied him to hospital. It’s a bit of a sickener.
“Non-league lads have got to do jobs and we hope he’s back up and running as soon as possible.”