Alex Fletcher: Bath City postpone next two games as forward remains in a critical condition in hospital following emergency surgery

    Bath City have postponed their next two fixtures as Alex Fletcher remains in a serious condition in hospital.

    The Bath forward suffered a head injury after colliding with an advertising board during the National League South match against Dulwich Hamlet at Twerton Park on Tuesday,

    Alex Fletcher is in a serious condition in hospital

    Bath City FC

    Alex Fletcher is in a serious condition in hospital

    The game was abandoned as Fletcher, 23, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

    He has since undergone emergency surgery and placed into intensive care.

    Bath have now taken the decision to postpone their next two fixtures, against Worthing FC and Nailsea and Tickenham.

    Their women’s team have also postponed their fixture against Wellington Ladies FC, which was due to take place this weekend.

    A club statement read: “Following the incident at Twerton Park during the game against Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday 8 November in which Alex Fletcher suffered a serious head injury, Bath City FC have announced that the upcoming Vanarama National League South fixture against Worthing FC on Saturday 12th November is postponed. The away fixture against Nailsea and Tickenham in the Somerset Premier Cup, scheduled for 16th November is also postponed.

    “The Bath City Women’s fixture, scheduled for Sunday 13th November at Twerton Park against Wellington Ladies FC has also been postponed.

    “Bath City FC would like to thank Worthing FC, Nailsea and Tickenham FC, Wellington Ladies FC, the Vanarama National League South and the Somerset FA for their understanding at this difficult time.

    “New dates for these fixtures will be announced in due course. Tickets purchased for the home games at Twerton Park will be valid for the rearranged fixtures.

    “The club thanks everyone for their messages of support for Alex and he remains our priority. We continue to send our unconditional love, strength and support to Alex and his family.”

    The latest update on Fletcher’s condition came on Wednesday, when his parents released the following statement via the club.

    It read: “Unfortunately Alex has sustained a severe head injury as a result of last night’s events.

    “He required emergency neurosurgery to stabilise his condition and was then admitted to intensive care where he remains in a stable but critical condition.

    “Alex’s family would like to thank everyone for their best wishes that have been sent.”

    The club added: “No further comments will be made at this stage and we ask you all to respect the family’s privacy.

    “Everyone at Bath City is sending their unconditional love, strength and support to Alex and his loved ones.”

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