Attacker Mathew Leckie has been injured only a fortnight earlier than the Socceroos’ opening match on the Asian Cup.
Leckie was changed with what seemed to be a hamstring drawback early within the second half of Hertha’s Three-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen.
The 27-year-old’s German Bundesliga membership have but to launch any particulars in regards to the damage.
Australia nationwide crew coach Graham Arnold might be hoping for a optimistic prognosis with the Socceroos’ defence of their Asian Cup title kicking off in opposition to Jordan on January 6.
Leckie has scored twice in his previous six league outings, his newest was midweek with a low crisp end in a 2-2 draw with Augsburg.
He has 59 caps to his credit score and though his 9 objectives don’t make him a prolific scorer in worldwide soccer he is among the first names on the Socceroos’ crew sheet.
With the Socceroos due head into camp in Dubai later this month earlier than a closing hit-out in opposition to Oman, Leckie’s damage is the most recent setback for Arnold who was unable to pick out the injured Daniel Arzani in his 23-man squad.
The provision of key midfielder Aaron Mooy, who was named by Arnold regardless of a knee damage which his English Premier League Huddersfield City consider requires a restoration interval of “six to eight weeks”, is predicted to be confirmed inside the subsequent 24 hours.
Tom Rogic seems to have overcome a knee drawback together with his Scottish Premier League Celtic even interesting to FFA to permit him to play within the Previous Agency derby subsequent weekend earlier than he hyperlinks up with the Socceroos, a request unlikely to be granted.