Celtic loanee Jack Hendry has suffered a setback in only his second game for Melbourne City, Australian website FTBL reports.
The centre-back suffered a suspected serious knee injury in his team’s loss to Adelaide United on Saturday.
The report discloses that the player suffered the injury in the last 15 seconds of the game, after he dug his knee into the turf and landed awkwardly.
Hendry’s injury was discussed by his Melbourne City coach Erick Mombaerts.
“For me, it’s most important, the injury of Jack,” Mombaerts said, as quoted by FTBL.
“We can lose a game, we will be better next time. But if we lose this player for a long time it will be a big problem for us. I don’t know exactly but I think it’s a big injury.”
Setback is a real blow after a good start to loan move
The setback will be a real blow for Hendry, coming just one game after 67 Hail Hail disclosed that Hendry was named in the A-League Team of the Week for his performance in his debut against Perth Glory.
The timing of the injury is desperately unfortunate too, coming at the very end of the game.
Loan move made sense after lack of first team football
Hendry had played only 11 minutes of football this season for Celtic, so a loan move made sense for the player. However, his chances of playing regular football for the rest of the season might have been cut short, which is a real shame for him.
Hopefully Hendry’s injury diagnosis isn’t as severe as first feared, and he can return to action before the end of the season.