MESSAGES of support have poured in for a Llansannan footballer who suffered breaks in four parts of his lower leg on Saturday afternoon.

Elis Vaughan was injured during what appeared to be a '50-50 challenge' just 25 minutes into the derby match between Bro Cernyw and Llansannan at Llangernyw in the Vale of Clwyd & Conwy Premier League.

The midfielder was said to have been lying on the pitch for around ninety minutes before an ambulance arrived at the scene.

He was then taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it would be examining how it responded to the 999 call before making any further statement.

Following the incident, several messages of support for Elis have been posted to social media, with many clubs and players wishing him a speedy recovery.

Llansannan themselves took to Facebook this morning to confirm that the player had sustained a broken tibia in three places.

The statement read: "As you might know from yesterday, one of our players Elis Vaughan received a serious leg injury during the match, after a call to the emergency services, he was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

"This morning we understand that Elis has a broken tibia in 3 places, and broken his fibia. He will have an operation this afternoon. We wish Elis a speedy recovery."

Vale of Clwyd & Conwy Football League chairman Bryan Roberts said: "It is with regret that we learn that a Llansannan player received a serious leg injury during the Bro Cernyw v Llansannan league fixture.

"The league wishes the player a speedy recovery and also wishes to thank all concerned who helped in making the player comfortable during his one and a half hour wait for an ambulance to arrive. The fixture of course will be replayed."