Socceroos Central: Rogic injured as Roos return

by Ben Somerford on Feb 04, 2019

0 comments | | print

Socceroo Tom Rogic has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury while Aaron Mooy continues his smooth progress back into action following his own issue.

Firstly to the English Premier League where Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet in his second game back for Brighton & Hove Albion in a 0-0 draw with Watford.

Ryan earned a 6/10 rating from the Brighton Argus, who wrote: “Brighton's keeper was rarely tested as he kept his fourth league clean sheet of the season.”

Elsewhere, Aaron Mooy started and played the full game as struggling Huddersfield went down 5-0 to Chelsea.

Mooy earned a 7/10 rating from the Huddersfield Examiner who wrote: “Always the man who looked most in control for Town and went close with a header.”

In the Scottish Premiership, Ryan McGowan signed with Dundee from Bradford City and put in a full shift as they drew 1-1 at Hamilton Academical.

In bad news from Scotland, Celtic’s Socceroo Tom Rogic has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers said: “He came back from the Asian Cup and had an issue with his hand out there and got injured with his knee when he landed awkwardly.

“He went down to London with a member of our medical team yesterday to check that his hand didn’t need an operation and while he was there we thought we would have his knee looked at and it showed up that a lateral meniscus problem which is going to put him out for up to six weeks.

“Not what we expected but that’s the way football works. It is unfortunate.

“He is a good character. It is disappointing for us. We have missed him for the period of time he has been out, the last month or so, to have him out for another six weeks is a blow.”

Full games

Bailey Wright, Jackson Irvine, Mark Milligan, Danny Vukovic, Cameron Burgess, Jack Duncan, Rhys Williams, Brad Jones
Apostolos Giannou – ST 90, Anthony Kalik – ST 76, Mile Jedinak – SB 89, Massimo Luongo – ST 88
Unused subs
Ajdin Hrustic, Dean Bouzanis, Denis Genreau, Adam Federici, Kenny Dougall, Bradden Inman, Jordan Holmes
Notable absentees
Mathew Leckie, Trent Sainsbury, Aziz Behich, Robbie Kruse, James Meredith, Callum Elder, Ryan Williams