ONE of the most notable players in the Capalaba Bulldogs' Premier League side has had a major roadblock in the next steps of his career.
Stuart Edgar was only weeks from heading to Wales with his brother to play for a team there when he dislocated the AC joint in his shoulder while going into a challenge with a goalkeeper.
The severity of the injury means Edgar needs surgery and 12 weeks' rehabilitation before getting back to training.
The break could majorly hinder the progression of his footballing career, which had seen him as leading goal scorer with 11 goals scored in 10 games this year.
Edgar had tied second last season with 19 goals from 24 matches.
While Edgar has loved playing with Capalaba, the club has got behind the football player in fundraising for the surgery which could cost up to $10,000.
"It means the absolute world," Edgar said.
"The support and assistance from players, parents and club members has been more than I could've imagined and something I will be forever in debt for.
"There are very few situations in football when you lean on the community and your club for help.
"This has left me in a situation where without help I would have to let this opportunity go."
The club has set up a crowdfunding campaign at gf.me/u/s9prxd to help raise money while also holding meat tray raffles and other activities.
Edgar said he had loved played with the Capalaba club and was happy with how the Bulldogs had progressed.
"The journey has been incredible," he said.
"Beginning with a team that had zero expectations and lacked experience, we've proven how dedication and commitment can win you matches.
"We are showing everyone what Capalaba is really made of."
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