TURRIFF United boss Ross Jack has revealed Neale Davidson's determination to make a comeback from a devastating leg break for a third time.
Davidson broke the same leg he shattered in March 2015 while playing for Huntly.
The player had returned to football following his move to Turriff earlier this year and was starting to make his mark at The Haughs before sustaining the horrific injury in Wednesday night's game with Cove Rangers.
Davidson had scored Turra's goal before being stretchered off later in the game following a 50-50 challenge.
Ross Jack said: "To break your leg three times is horrendous and I am gutted for the boy. He has been tremendous for us.
"We can't really put a timescale on his recovery right now. He is hoping to get a new cast on the leg next Thursday.
"He is very positive and has been through this before. He has so much courage to come back.
"To come back from a second leg break was heroic but to come back a third time he deserves a medal.
"He has trained so hard and played every minute since he joined us. This was his first football in 15 months and has never shirked a tackle.
"It was a 50-50 challenge and he knew right away it was something serious because he felt a similar pain."
Davidson, a primary school teacher, is hoping to get back to the classroom soon.
"He wants to get fit and make another comeback and we will support him as much as possible."
Davidson's injury was part of an incident-packed game against Cove Rangers, which saw the visitors reduced to eight men after three red cards but grab a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw. Their manager John Sheran was also sent to the stand.
Turriff goalkeeper Kevin Main later posted on social media that he had been spat on by a Cove player late in the game.
Jack said the club would be making no comment on that incident and their thoughts are focussed on Neale Davidson's recovery.