Melbourne Heart FC has suffered a blow ahead of the weekend’s match against Perth Glory after midfielder Jonatan Germano was ruled out for a fortnight through injury.
Melbourne Heart FC has suffered a blow ahead of the weekend-s match against Perth Glory after midfielder Jonatan Germano was ruled out for a fortnight through injury.
Germano was substituted during the 79th minute of Heart-s 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium after appearing to suffer discomfort in his upper thigh.
After undergoing rigorous assessment from the Heart medical staff, it was determined Germano had suffered a hamstring strain, forcing the Argentine to the sidelines as the team prepares for its longest road trip of the season, jetting across the Nullabor to face Perth Glory at nib Stadium.
Germano-s absence may pave the way for Wayne Srhoj to reclaim his place in the starting line-up after the former Australian youth international found himself left out of the squad for last week-s match in Brisbane.
The former Estudiantes player is the only addition to the Heart injury list this week, joining fellow midfielders Nick Kalmar and Kliment Taseski, who remain out of selection consideration.
Kalmar remains at least four weeks away from returning to the fold, while Taseski is considered a long term prospect as he continues his recovery from a fractured foot.
The 20-year-old has made significant progress in recent weeks, and is now moving freely without the aid of crutches.
Jonatan Germano - two weeks - hamstring Nick Kalmar - four weeks - back Kliment Taseski - indefinite - fractured foot