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.
Despite a battling, Terrier-like performance from David Wagner's side, an 83rd minute Arsenal strike condemned #htafc to defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) December 8, 2018
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.