Leckie harm blow earlier than Asian Cup

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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 concerning the harm.

Australia nationwide staff coach Graham Arnold will likely be hoping for a constructive 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 targets don’t make him a prolific scorer in worldwide soccer he is likely one of the first names on the Socceroos’ staff sheet.

With the Socceroos due head into camp in Dubai later this month earlier than a last hit-out in opposition to Oman, Leckie’s harm is the newest setback for Arnold who was unable to pick the injured Daniel Arzani in his 23-man squad.

The supply of key midfielder Aaron Mooy, who was named by Arnold regardless of a knee harm which his English Premier League Huddersfield City imagine requires a restoration interval of “six to eight weeks”, is predicted to be confirmed throughout the subsequent 24 hours.

Tom Rogic seems to have overcome a knee drawback along 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.

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