Western Sydney Wanderers will be without defender Jonathan Aspropotamitis for the rest of the A-League season.
The central defender injured his ACL when playing for Wanderers in their Y-League Grand Final win over Melbourne City at the weekend.
Aspropotamitis has played eight games overall this season, including making five A-League starts, having been with Western Sydney since 2014, when he signed a youth deal, and overall has made 41 senior appearances.
The Australia U-23 international is remaining positive after the news that he needs an operation on his knee.
He said: "I have seen other players go through this and become stronger from the experience and that is what I am focused on - my recovery and becoming a stronger player both mentally and physically to continue my football career."
Aspropotamitis said he was confident he was at the best place to recover as Wanderers had excellent facilities and people.
He added: "I've had four years at the club and I plan on being here for a lot longer, I feel now more than ever, I have a lot of unfinished business here, and I want to repay all the support the club and our fans have given me."
Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said the club was hugely disappointed to learn the defender wouldn't play again this season.
"We will provide Jon with our full support to aid his recovery and help him through this tough period. We look forward to seeing him back on the field at the earliest opportunity," he added.
Wanderers are 19/20 to win their net game against Wellington, who are 11/4, with the draw 11/4.
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