The Cayman Islands Football Association national senior men’s goalkeeper Jermaine ‘Wackie Dip’ Brown broke his arm on Sunday.
Brown’s injury occurred in his efforts to save a goal in the National Premier League game between Scholars International and Future SC at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay last Sunday evening.
Brown’s arm was broken in mid air from the force of a header intended for the ball by one of the players inside the goal area. This happened just two minutes before the final whistle while Future trailed Scholars International 2-1.
Last August Brown demonstrated his prowess as one of the best goalkeepers on the island when he guarded the goal for the National Senior Men’s team in the Digicel Caribbean Championship tournament assisting the team to advance to the second stage of the tournament played in Guadeloupe in October.
He celebrated his third season as the number one goalkeeper for Scholars International this year and was recognized for his outstanding performances as a custodian at CIFA’s annual awards ceremony recently.
According to Doctor Verley Campbell of the George Town Hospital Brown received a spiral fracture to his humerus.
‘Brown is doing okay so far, he will be out of football activities for another two to three months,’ Dr Campbell said. ‘He received a serious spiral fracture but luckily will not be required to do any surgical operations. In another two days when the swelling disappears his arm will be placed in a cast for another six to eight weeks.
‘If he adheres to the instructions and adjust to the therapy effectively he should be ready again for his game again soon.’
Meanwhile, a disappointed President of CIFA Jeffrey Webb who was at the game expressed how unhappy he was on seeing an incident like this happening to such an outstanding player.
‘This is a serious blow to Scholars International FC’s attempts at the championship of this new Premier League competition. It is also a huge blow to the national team as we go forward up the FIFA rankings.’