Serious injury to Stenhousemuir player as match with Stirling Albion is abandoned in freezing conditions

Stenhousemuir defender Adam McCracken suffered a serious injury as their League Two match against Stirling Albion was abandoned after just 30 minutes due to an icy pitch.

Stenhousemuir's match with Stirling Albion was abandoned after just 30 minutes.
Stenhousemuir's match with Stirling Albion was abandoned after just 30 minutes.

Northern Irish left-back McCracken, who signed for the club on Christmas Eve, was knocked unconscious just before the half-hour mark following a collision and after receiving treatment for several minutes, an ambulance arrived pitchside to take the 22-year-old to hospital.

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Referee Chris Graham then decided to call the match off with conditions deteriorating rapidly in freezing temperatures, with Stirling leading 1-0 thanks to a 14th-minute goal from Dominic Docherty.

Stenhousemuir tweeted an update on McCracken’s condition, saying: “We are pleased to report that Adam McCracken has resumed consciousness and is now on his way to Forth Valley hospital. Thank you to all the medical personnel who helped Adam after the collision.”

A tweet from Stirling Albion read: “The game against @StenhousemuirFC at Ochilview was abandoned due to the condition of the pitch, which was icing up in places.”