THE career of a promising Anglesey footballer is in jeopardy after he sustained an injury while on international duty.
Asa Thomas, aged 21, was representing Wales as part of a North Wales Coast side in the UEFA Regions Cup in Macedonia, when he injured a tendon in his foot after being pierced by glass.
But mystery surrounds how the accident happened with his Facebook page showing pictures of the player’s foot with a shard of glass through and comments about the severity of the injury.
These pictures and comments were removed on Wednesday morning after the Chronicle spoke to team manager Chris Morrell who claimed the injury had been caused by a training ground incident.
The former Holyhead High School pupil posted pictures of the gruesome injuries on a social network site and commented: “Last night out in macedonia town tonight had a good laugh with the boys! Home tomorrow and seriously I can't wait to get home to proper doctors that ain't telling me I will never play again!”
“Lucky for me I've got a great bunch of lads round me top team mates :) helping me so much.”
The Morawelon striker, who made national headlines when he scored 112 goals in the 2010/11 season for Trearddur Bay United, sustained the injury prior to the team’s final match against Swedish region Hestrafors, and was later examined by doctors.
Mr Morrell, manager of the North Wales Coast side said: “It was just a training ground knock. Obviously where the cut is, is a nasty place.
“We took him to hospital where he was looked over. It’s a deep gash and could keep him out for a while.”
The team arrived back in the UK in the early hours of Wednesday morning, where Thomas was due to visit doctors to find out the length of his lay off.
Cemaes Bay FC commented on Facebook: “Sorry to hear about your injury, and everyone from Cemaes Bay wish you all the best over the next few months recovering. Take it easy.”