Football star receives treatment on the pitch as referee abandons Cray Wanderers vs Margate

A BOXING DAY match was abandoned after a player collapsed on the pitch with a horrific head injury just moments before the final whistle.

Cray Wanderers’ Yahya Bamba fell to the floor in the 92nd minute of his side’s game against Margate on Tuesday.


The Boxing Day match was abandoned late on after a player suffered a horrific head injury Credit: Alamy

The Isthmian Premier League clash was tied 0-0 when the shocking incident took place.

Both Cray and Margate announced on their official X accounts that Bamba was left grounded in the second minute of added time.

It was later revealed that he had suffered an “accidental head injury”.

The forward was treated by doctors while the game was put on ice.

And the captains of both sides talked about how to proceed with the referee.

An ambulance was immediately called for Bamba.

It was then agreed that the last two minutes would be played after he was safely transported to the hospital.

And both sides left the field as Bamba continued to receive medical attention.

But 20 minutes later, the decision was made to stop the game completely.

Cray Wanderers informed fans, saying: “Due to the serious nature of Yahya Bamba’s injury and the emergency treatment required, the match has been abandoned.

They later wrote: “Our thoughts are with Yahya Bamba who was taken to hospital by ambulance after a long period of care on the pitch.

“Our love and thoughts are with Yahya and the dedication of the medical teams on both sides and the paramedics on duty.”

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Fans paid tribute to the striker on social networks.

One said: “Never good to hear news like this, especially at this time of year! Sending my best wishes to Yahya and everyone at Cray Wanderers.”

Another declared: “Sending you my best wishes.”

One remarked: “I hope it’s good.”

Bamba was signed by Cray from Sevenoaks Town in November 2022.

He made an immediate impact helping his side beat Leyton Orient on his debut.

And the striker has been an ever-present for Cray this term.

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