INJURED Kidderminster Harriers defender Matt Preston has been receiving messages all over social media after he suffered a serious injury during a National League North game with Alfreton Town last Saturday

Preston went down in the 10th minute with an ankle problem that took medics 20 minutes to deal with on the pitch before he went to hospital.

The game was abandoned as a result and the centre-half has now had surgery in a Birmingham hospital.

Preston was crowned Man of the Match in Harrier’s heroic FA cup fourth round tie against West Ham earlier this month and has become a regular in the side.

And the player who helped the Premier League side eventually down Harriers in the dying moments of the game, England's Declan Rice, was one of those to show his support.

Preston posted on his social media on Sunday to express his gratitude to all those who had sent messages over the weekend.

He wrote: “Just out from my first surgery, honestly blown away by the love shown, completely overwhelmed.. Thank you to everyone who has messaged, it is massively appreciated, and not a single one has been overlooked! But I’ll be back stronger”