AFC LIVERPOOL are in the process of arranging rehabilitation treatment at a Football League club for Joe Gibbons.
The midfielder has suffered a set-back in his recovery from the broken leg he sustained in pre-season.
Surgeons have informed Gibbons that the bone has not knitted back together correctly and that he must undergo a second operation to try and solve the problem.
AFC manager Paul Moore has been using all of his contacts in order to get Gibbons to best available treatment.
And Moore is close to securing professional rehab at a Football League club.
“I have already spoke to a Football League club who have agreed to have Joe in for rehab,” said Moore.
“I should be able to confirm it next week.
“Joe is a lovely kid who always wears his heart on his sleeve.
“He always gives 110% and it is a pity what has happened to him.”
The news has put Gibbons’ recovery back a few months.
AFC must continue in his absence and Moore is preparing his troops for Saturday’s trip to Stone Dominoes.
With Saturday’s scheduled game at Colne postponed, the boss had booked an indoor facility but as he explains, things didn’t quite go to plan.
“I’d booked an indoor facility because we knew the game was in doubt” said Moore.
“But we couldn’t use in the end because no staff could reach the facility because of the snow.”
AFC are expecting to travel to Stone without River Humphries who sustained a cut on his head following a fall at home.
Anthony Brown continues to be sidelined with an ankle problem whilst Muktar Mahama is suffering with tendentious in his knee.
Moore is hoping to have received international clearance so Steve Jones is available.
AFC have this week signed former Huddersfield defender Tom Stewart.