Brisbane Roar have received two major boosts ahead of Friday’s Hyundai A-League Semi Final clash against Western Sydney Wanderers with Thomas Broich and Luke Brattan both cleared of serious injury.
Brisbane Roar have received two major boosts ahead of Friday-s Hyundai A-League Semi Final clash against Western Sydney Wanderers with Thomas Broich and Luke Brattan both cleared of serious injury.
Scans have cleared both midfielders of any structural damage following the tough Hyundai A-League Elimination Final against Adelaide United on Sunday.
Broich copped an accidental kick to the back of his leg when he nipped in ahead of Adelaide-s Jeronimo Neumann in the first half of the clash, while Brattan was the victim of a high challenge from Reds striker Tomi Juric just before full time.
Brisbane Roar Head Coach Mike Mulvey said both players had responded positively to treatment over the past 48 hours and was confident the duo would be fit to play on Friday.
“We-re delighted with the progress both players have made over such a short period of time in regards to their respective injuries,” Mulvey said.
“We have an excellent medical staff at the club and their diligence has been of paramount importance since the game on Sunday.
“I-m extremely confident both players will take to the field and play their part on Friday.”
The news for fullback Jack Hingert wasn-t so good with scans revealing a high grade injury to ligaments in his right ankle, ruling him out of action for 4-6 weeks.
“We-re bitterly disappointed for Jack,” Mulvey said.
“He-s a quality player and has been excellent for us in recent weeks.
“It-s disappointing he-s going to miss the final run in of the season, but it will provide someone else with an opportunity to step up and perform.”