Dover Athletic Football Club can confirm captain Ryan Hanson underwent emergency surgery for a non-football-related condition at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital on Monday evening.

The 21-year-old midfielder was taken ill at home before being taken by ambulance to Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital – he was later transferred to Canterbury for surgery.

The procedure went well and Ryan, who faces up to three weeks out, is now resting and recuperating at home with his family.

Needless to say, everyone at the club sends Ryan their best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.