Melbourne Heart FC defender Simon Colosimo has been ruled out for at least a fortnight after picking up an injury during yesterday’s match against Adelaide United at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Heart FC defender Simon Colosimo has been ruled out for at least a fortnight after picking up an injury during yesterday-s match against Adelaide United at AAMI Park.
Colliding with Adelaide-s Bruce Djite in an incident which resulted in a penalty, Colosimo was substituted just before half time, clearly suffering from discomfort in his knee.
After subsequently undergoing MRI scans, Heart medical staff have concluded the former Socceroo will be out of action for two to three weeks, potentially ruling him out of the upcoming four-match swing featuring fixtures with Gold Coast United, Perth Glory, Central Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar.
With Colosimo out of action, Young Socceroo defender Curtis Good is likely to earn a call-up into the starting eleven in a potential like-for-like swap, highlighting the depth present in John van ‘t Schip-s squad.
The news of Colosimo-s extended absence has been tempered however by club captain Fred-s rapid progression from injury.
Fred-s remarkable powers of recuperation have again been on display this week, as the Brazilian returned to the paddock for training at the La Trobe University Sports Fields today.
He was joined by Argentine midfielder Jonatan Germano and Wayne Srhoj, who partook in modified training with a view to returning to selection consideration for the January 15 match against Perth Glory at AAMI Park.