Good news for injured Roar players

Brisbane Roar heads into the Hyundai A-League’s non stop #SummerFootball action with encouraging news for the club’s long list of injured players.

Brisbane Roar heads into the Hyundai A-League’s non stop #SummerFootball action with encouraging news for the club’s long list of injured players.

Six players are currently sidelined through injury as the Roar prepares to play Central Coast Mariners (away, Saturday, 27 December), Sydney FC (home at Suncorp Stadium, Tuesday, 30 December) and Wellington Phoenix (away, Sunday, 4 January) as part of the Hyundai A-League’s  19 games in 19 days non stop #SummerFootball from 19 December to 6 January.

But the club has been boosted by the news the six injured players are progressing well with their rehabilitation.

Brazilian striker, Henrique, is showing positive signs after injuring against Adelaide United and Roar medical staff are hopeful the league’s second top scorer will be in a position to resume squad training early next week.

Experienced defender Shane Stefanutto is set to return to full squad training on Monday following a groin injury and will be available for selection prior to the AFC Asian Cup break starting in early January.

Marquee player Thomas Broich (ankle) and goalkeeper Michael Theo (wrist) are both progressing well with their respective rehabilitation programs. Their training loads will be increased in January as they work towards being fit for selection for the Roar’s home match against Wellington on February 2.

Defender Jack Hingert and midfielder George Lambadaridis are also both set to commence running programs next week after overcoming significant knee in over the past six weeks.