Accrington Stanley’s Rommy Boco had surgery today after sustaining a facial injury in Wednesday night’s play-off game with AFC Wimbledon.
Fans favourite Boco was caught by an arm just seconds after coming on late in normal time in the match at the Wham Stadium which finished 2-2 on the night and 3-2 to the Dons on aggregate.
Dons captain Barry Fuller received a yellow card for the challenge.
Boco went to The Royal Blackburn Hospital on Thursday and had to have surgery to correct the damage done. That surgery has been a success and the Benin international now begins his recovery.
Fuller has tweeted a get well message to Rommy wishing him a speedy recovery and emphasising there was no intent and malice in the challenge.