Michael Theo will miss at least six weeks of the A-League season after requiring surgery on a fractured wrist.
Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo requires surgery on his wrist and will miss the start of the 2014/15 A-League season.
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Theo fractured his left wrist at training on Monday on their last session before the Roar jetted off to South Australia for their FFA Cup Round of 16 clash with Adelaide United.
Brisbane manager Mike Mulvey confirmed that Theo will be on the sidelines for at least eight weeks.
The 33-year-old’s injury leaves the Roar searching for a replacement goalkeeper just over a fortnight away from the start of the season.
Jamie Young – who made his competitive debut in the Roar’s 2-0 loss to Adelaide on Tuesday – is now the Roar’s only fit shotstopper in the squad.
“Michael sustained a wrist fracture during shooting practice at training on Monday,” Mulvey told the club’s website.
“He made an unbelievable save from a snap shot during one of our normal drills.
“Unfortunately, he sustained the injury which will see him out of action for the beginning of the season.”
Brisbane have reportedly approached ex-Australia youth international Michael Turnbull – now at NPL side Brisbane Strikers – to join the club on a short-term deal.