Keeper Joe Fryer confirmed on social media last night that x-rays had shown that his second half collision with Crewe midfielder Paul Green had left him with a broken tibia and fibula, and he was immediately greeted by a rush of good wishes and supportive comments from the fans.
Taking to Twitter, the Boro loanee tweeted: "Just to update you all ... I’ve had an X-ray and I’ve broken the tibia and fibula.
"I’m absolutely devastated but I’ll come back stronger and more determined than ever. Great win for the lads today, keep up the good form!"
The 22-year old, who had started all six games for the Blues this season, now faces an extended spell of rehabilitation and recovery, but United’s director of football David Holdsworth was quick to add his message of support when he placed a call to the injured stopper on Sunday afternoon on behalf of the club.
“Everyone at Carlisle United wishes Joe a full and safe recovery after his unfortunate injury on Saturday,” he said. “Whilst we were obviously delighted to secure another victory, it must be said that we are saddened by Joe’s injury.
“He is a tremendous young man and potentially a top-drawer goalkeeper. John Sheridan was adamant that Joe had the potential to do well for us and we were delighted to secure his services.
“He’s been excellent since his inclusion and has worked extremely hard alongside Adam Collin, and our coaching staff, from day one.
“We wish him well as he starts his recovery and we will assist in any way we can with his rehabilitation. He’s made himself very welcome at our club, he’s still part of our new family, and we will do absolutely everything we can to help him.”