Injury Time - Week Eight

Young winger Adrian Zahra made a massive leap in his return from a knee injury after featuring in Melbourne Heart Youth’s 2-3 loss to Gold Coast United last weekend.

Young winger Adrian Zahra made a massive leap in his return from a knee injury after featuring in Melbourne Heart Youth-s 2-3 loss to Gold Coast United last weekend.

Zahra, who underwent knee surgery after falling victim to a horrific challenge during last season-s Melbourne Derby, made a 30 minute cameo off the bench as he helped Heart claw back a three goal deficit and narrowly fall short of an unlikely draw.

The 20-year-old is likely to feature for John Aloisi-s side once again during Sunday-s match against the Central Coast Mariners at John Cain Reserve in Thornbury, as Heart Youth seeks to restore its place in the top two of the National Youth League.

Meanwhile, Alex Terra has made strides forward in his bid to return to fitness after sustaining a hamstring strain during week six-s match with the Newcastle Jets.

Terra has commenced modified training with High Performance Manager Tom Reddin, partaking in ball work while he continues to undergo physiotherapy with the Heart medical team.

Nick Kalmar, Kamal Ibrahim and Kliment Taseski are the remaining members of the Heart injury list, with the latter facing an extended stint on the sidelines with a fractured foot.

Kalmar remains at least a month away from returning to action due to a back injury, while Ibrahim continues to make progress in overcoming his ankle injury.