Irish midfielder sidelined for six
He’s been one of his club’s most consistent players this season but Sydney FC will be forced to resurrect its 2008/09 Hyundai A-League campaign without midfielder, Terry McFlynn, who looks set to sit out the next 6 weeks after suffering a knee injury in Saturday’s 2-nil loss to Adelaide United.
He-s been one of his club-s most consistent players this season but Sydney FC will be forced to resurrect its 2008/09 Hyundai A-League campaign without midfielder, Terry McFlynn, who looks set to sit out the next 6 weeks after suffering a knee injury in Saturday-s 2-nil loss to Adelaide United.
McFlynn-s involvement in the round 12 contest came to an end after a heavy collision with Reds- defender Scott Jamieson in the 56th minute of the match, and scans taken today are expected to confirm a grade two tear to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee.
“It-s disappointing but my focus now is on my rehab and building up the strength in my knee so I can get back on the field as soon as possible,” said the 27-year-old. “It-s been a tough few weeks for the club but we-ve got more than enough talent to turn things around and I-m looking forward to being back in time for the finals.”
While McFlynn-s loss comes as a blow to the Sky Blues there is some good news on the injury front, with Jacob Timpano taking a big step in his recovery from ankle surgery last Saturday.
The talented central defender has been back in full training for a number of weeks and last weekend returned to the fray, playing the full 90 minutes in Sydney-s National Youth League victory over Adelaide.
“It felt good to be back,” he said. “I-ve been working hard on my fitness since having the bone spur removed from my ankle and I-m feeling 100%.”
“My aim is to regain my spot in the first team do my bit to help Sydney win another championship.”
This weekend is shaping up as a massive one for Sydney FC with all three of its sides set to take on the Queensland Roar in table-defining contests across the Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and National Youth League.
The senior men-s side will be looking to regain its place in the top 4 when it faces off against the Roar at the Sydney Football Stadium at 8pm on Friday night.