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Australia sweat on Aaron Mooy's fitness ahead of Asian Cup

Mooy sustained the injury in Huddersfield Town`s 1-0 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday and reports say the 28-year-old could be out for up to six weeks with a medial ligament strain.

Australia sweat on Aaron Mooy's fitness ahead of Asian Cup
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Injured midfielder Aaron Mooy looks set to miss part of Australia`s Asian Cup defence next month after posting a photo of his knee in a brace.

Mooy sustained the injury in Huddersfield Town`s 1-0 defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday and reports say the 28-year-old could be out for up to six weeks with a medial ligament strain.

That would see Mooy miss Australia`s three group stage matches against Jordan (Jan. 6), Palestine (Jan. 11) and Syria (Jan. 15) in the United Arab Emirates. If the Socceroos top Group B they would face a last 16 match on Jan. 20.

Australia, who will name their 23-man squad next week, are awaiting a medical report from Huddersfield on the extent of Mooy`s injury.

Fellow midfielder Tom Rogic`s participation is also in doubt due to a knee problem while Daniel Arzani has been ruled out with a serious knee injury.

The tournament begins on Jan. 5 with Australia considered amongst the favourites to lift the trophy.